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Football's governing body FIFA has released documents saying its former president Joao Havelange and his former son-in-law Ricardo Teixeira received illegal payment. The document showed between 1992 and 2000, the two men took more than 22 millions Swiss francs. Now more than 22 million dollars in payment from FIFA's former marketing partner. Imogen Foulkes reports form Geneva.
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FIFA was forced into publishing this document after months of resistance. It confirmed what was widely expected. Former FIFA officials did indeed accept millions of dollars in payment from FIFA's former marketing partner ISL. The publication comes in the midst of the campaign by FIFA to tackle corruption after widespread allegations that the football's governing body has acted improperly for a many years.
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: X& Z/ q# _3 u7 q/ `, r2 sThe Syrian ambassador to Iraq, Nawaf Fares is reported to have defected. If confirmed, he will be the first senior Syrian diplomat to abandon the government of president Bashar al-Assad. Mr. Fares who was appointed ambassador to Baghdad in 2008 and was the first Syria envoy to Iraq for nearly three decades. He is a Baath Party loyalist and former governor of several provinces. Jim Muir reports from Beirut. $ F$ K+ C$ @1 }- M% ~8 c

' [! s0 ?* H, Y3 X% d8 J! X- JAssuming Mr. Fares' defection is confirmed, it will be a clear sign of the stresses generated by the continuing and intensifying violence. Opposition sources say they believe that more ambassadors were planning to follow suit. But it is clearly good news for the opposition whose hopes of persuading the Russians to take a tougher line of the Assad regime have drawn blank. After talks in Moscow, Abdulbaset Sayda, the leader of the main opposition umbrella group-the Syrian National Council, was especially critical of Russia's position, saying it was allowing the violence to continue.
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Rebels in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo have threatened to march on the town of Goma if the Congolese government fails to protect the population. Rebels of the M23 said Rwandans living in Goma, the members of the Tutsi ethnic group had been harassed. Here is Mark Doyle.
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The threat to possibly take Goma came during a press conference held by leaders of the rebel group which has military positions just north of the city. A Congolese bishop, Jean-Marie Runiga, presented himself at the press conference as one of the rebel leaders. He said members of particular ethnic groups including ethnic Tutsis were being beaten and killed by government's supporters in Goma because of their perceived links to the rebels. It's not clear whether the threat to attack Goma will be followed a coup.
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A suicide bomber has blown himself up outside the police academy in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. Officials said at least 10 people were killed and some 20 injured. The attacker died later in hospital. The blast happened as hundreds of cadets mostly teenagers were leaving for the weekend. No organization has claimed this responsibility, but the bombing follows a larger explosion at a military parade in May which was carried out by the local branch of the al-Qaeda.
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Sudan has opened one of Africa and Middle East's largest sugar plants built despite economic sanctions imposed by the United States. The project costing 800 million dollars was launched by the president Omar al-Barshir. James Copnall has the details. " G, v* g8 g  s- }1 I+ |. d

, l! X* J& t# a% \/ k3 q9 V- KInitial production is expected to be 25,000 tones a year with the goal of eventually doubling this. The launch comes in this difficult economic time for Sudan. It lost three quarters of its daily oil production when South Sudan seceded a year a ago. This large scale agro-industry project is one of the Sudanese government responses. President Barshir was coming under pressure with demonstrations almost everyday over the high prices and his 23 years in power. 5 V; N/ C$ C/ F, j, ]; u, |' |/ X
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A Brazilian senator Demostenes Torres has been expelled from the Senate over alleged links with a gambling ring. Mr. Torres, who is independent, he is only the second senator to be removed from his post in the Brazilian Senate's 188-year history. Police say Mr. Torres helped a detained gambling magnate obtain favors for his companies in exchange for large payoffs. Mr. Torres has denied any wrongdoing. % V3 S. [/ F9 {* Q4 e
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The first maritime shipment of good between the United States and Cuba in five decades has set sail from Miami. The ship, the Ana Cecilia, is carrying humanitarian items, such as medicine, to be given away to Cubans. The shipping company says it will take a shipment every Wednesday from now on.
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The United States has imposed sanctions on more Iranian interests because of its concern about Iran's nuclear activities. The US treasury said it was blacklisting a number of companies for contributing to what it said was Tehran’s effort to a acquire nuclear weapons. Washington said it had identified a number of front companies and banks that had allegedly helped Iran evade existing sanctions. Iran says its nuclear program is entirely peaceful.
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9 n! V( i$ l9 kUnited Nations helicopter gunship has opened gunfire on Tutsi-led rebels in Eastern Congo. A UN official said the attack against the M23 rebels took place in the north of the town of Goma close to the border of Rwanda. Correspondents say it is rare for the UN force in Congo to go on the offensive. The UN has accused Rwanda of supporting the M23. But in the BBC interview, the Rwandan president Paul Kagame denied any involvement with the rebels.
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" X) @, [  i: a* b2 fMore than 100 people have died and dozens of others have been injured after a petro truck crashed in the Delta region of Nigeria. The authorities say people rushed to collect fuel spilling from the tanker but then it exploded burning many to death. The BBC's Emika Idika went to the scene. ; C6 {; t% D# d* d% w
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Now all of the areas were engulfed with fire. As I speak to you right now. It is difficult to count the number of standers who are dead is this place. What I'm seeing in the river right now are scorched bodies, scorched beyond recognition.
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' r. a3 ]8 B5 k9 R, W1 {An investigation into the case of a US college football coach who appraised sexually on use in his care has concluded that the senior officials covered up the abuse for years. A damning report by a former head of the FBI Louis Freeh found the officials and a famous head coach of the Penn State University were more concerned about avoiding back publicity than protecting victims. A former assisting coach of Penn State, Jerry Sandusky was convicted last month's 45 counts of sex abuse. Here is Paul Adams.
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* i) ~' e" L  G$ k4 w/ n3 [The evidence which came to light during Jerry Sandusky trial in June was shocking enough, involving sexual assault of ten boys over a 15-year period. But Lewis Free's findings are damming too. So worried were senior university officials about the bad publicity that Pennsylvania State might be attracted if word ever go out about Mr. Sandusky's behavior that they simply covered it up all for years. Jarison who knew what Jerry Sandusky was doing with young boys when university property was too afraid to report this behavior to the authorities. It would have been one of them told the investigators like going against president of United States.
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7 I+ O- k* a+ Y" {1 W/ k4 qPolice in Brazil say 8 people have been shot dead in the town of Osasco in the Great Sao Paulo area. Gunmen on motorbikes and in cars opened fire as residents were celebrating the win of the local football team Palmeiras. Vanessa Buschschluter reports.
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The Colombia airfore says it has found the wreckage of one of its planes which disappeared on Wednesday. The head of the airfore Gen Tito Pinilla said both crew members were dead. He said they located the wreckage and the body of on of the two pilots in Cauca province. Gen Pinilla said Colombia's largest rebel group, the Farc had taken the body of the second pilot.
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Two weeks before the start of London Olympics, the British government has been defending its security plans after having to call in thousands more military personnel to protect venues. The home sectary Tusisamei told Parliament Olympic security had been meticulously planned and was rebuzzed, but she said concerns had risen about the ability of contractor G4S to train enough staff. An extra 3,500 military personnel will be deployed. 3 t8 _9 X7 z4 Z1 X* w
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The American plane maker Boeing says it has secured an order from United Airlines for 150 of its 737 airliners in a deal was up to 15 billion dollars. The order comprises 100 of the new 737 Max 9 planes and 50 next generation versions of the aircraft. Boeing said it had now received more than 10,000 orders for planes from the 737 family. ) C# X% E: b( R# S& e1 x' o8 `9 r' K! v; p1 S
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"Citizens on today, the 6th of May, the French have voted for change – they've elected me as the president of the republic." Mr Hollande said he respected the feelings of all of those who had not voted for him, and said he would be a president for all of France.
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- ~6 L6 U; _  ]% Y; w5 M: r5 J6 v"France has a new president. This is the democratic choice of our republic. Francois Hollande is the president of France, and we have to respect that." Hugh Schofield has been following the events of the day and he sent us this report in Paris. 6 D" [3 a" [0 u( V5 |7 a, X% e

7 }- `) |$ s0 l, @For French Socialists, it's a moment to savor. And parallels have been drawn with 1981 when Mr Hollande's mentor, Francois Mitterrand, also came to power on a promise of mending divisions caused by the right. Mr Hollande is with supporters in his political base, the southern town of Tulle, but here in Paris, the outgoing President Nicolas Sarkozy has delivered a dignified concession speech. He said he alone carried responsibility for the defeat that he is now preparing to become a Frenchman like any other. Hugh Schofield in Paris. $ [- x- I3 S* i1 `9 D( ?

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The sample result from half of the polling stations confirms a large rebellion against the two main pro-austerity parties here. The conservatives New Democracy appear to have topped the poll, but could now struggle to form a majority with the other austerity- supporting party, the socialist Pasok. They seem to have been beaten into third place by a left-wing anti-austerity coalition that also appears keen to attempt to form an alternative government. A period of intense uncertainty now begins for Greece, which could send shockwaves throughout the eurozone. Mark Lowen reporting.
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Thousands of opposition demonstrators in Moscow have clashed with riot police who arrested three leading opposition activists at a rally on the eve of Vladimir Putin's formal return to the presidency. A BBC correspondent at the scene said some protesters tried to veer off the approved route and break through police lines preventing them from crossing a bridge leading to the Kremlin. The Russian authorities have blamed the demonstrators for provoking the violence.
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Lawyers for the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks in the United States, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, have publicly challenged the fairness of the military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay prison camp. On Saturday, the military court heard formal charges against him and four other men accused of plotting with him. The lawyers told reporters that the court was censoring evidence of torture the men suffered while in American custody. Steve Kingstone reports from Guantanamo.
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6 l# K/ L; |  a8 Q0 }/ t% n+ NThe defense council at Guantanamo are a mix of military and civilian lawyers who address reporters together. They complained of what they called 'assembly line justice' protected by a 'veil of secrecy', which they say prevents them from raising in court the treatment of the defendants while in US custody. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was repeatedly water-boarded at secret CIA prisons before being brought to Guantanamo. His lawyer David Nevin said everything is being done to prevent this from being fair.
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; z, }+ K7 G9 @# b- n  X3 N/ sCustoms officials in Bulgaria say they've seized a cocaine shipment worth about $70m. They said 67 kilos of the illicit drug were discovered inside a harvesting machine being delivered by a container ship from Argentina to the Netherlands. Correspondents say Bulgaria has recently stepped up customs checks to help it secure membership of the visa-free Schengen Area in Europe.
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And a player for the Argentine first division football team Banfield has been accidentally killed by a stray police bullet. The player, Lautaro Bugatto, was shot dead in front of his home in the capital Buenos Aires while a policeman confronted an alleged robber. ) W6 Q6 l1 i. H/ ]
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The Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng has appealed to the central government for justice after ** a dramatic escape from house arrest. One activist told the BBC that Mr Chen, who's blind, was helped to climb the garden wall at his rural house and was taken to the US embassy last Monday. There's been no confirmation or denial from the US State Department. Charles Scanlon reports. 9 a+ \- v6 v: v2 |( b' p$ x& v
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Activists have told of a daring rescue mission, in which the blind campaigner was smuggled out of his home in a rural village which has been surrounded by plain-clothes agents. He was driven across country, and then transferred to another car and taken to an undisclosed location in Beijing. From there, Chen Guangcheng recorded a video ** a direct appeal to the Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, who's seen as the most liberal member of the leadership. Mr Chen said he and his wife had been beaten and abused by local officials, and he wanted to know if this was part of the government's policy. - y/ o5 B) k6 X) @3 b( C8 x' w

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" S4 R5 {5 d! `3 C( `: [9 RGuinea-Bissau's two leading politicians are due to meet the Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara over the weekend, after more than two weeks in detention. President Ouattara is the current chairman of the West African regional body Ecowas. And on Thursday, the group agreed to send a 600-strong regional force to Bissau to secure a transition to civilian rule. A second round of presidential elections had been scheduled for this weekend. It was expected to see the election of Carlos Gomes Junior, who gained 49% of the vote in the first round in March.
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This figure is seen by many economists as rather disappointing. It's lower than what most expected and a good deal less than what it would take to make a substantial impact on the country's unemployment problem. The weakest areas were business investment and government spending. But there were some aspects that are seen as more positive. Consumer spending and export grew more quickly than before. Economic news is important politically in a presidential election year, and what the new data suggest is a recovery that is still rather unconvincing.
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Spanish unemployment figures show that nearly a quarter of the workforce is jobless - the highest level in 18 years. More than 5.5 million people are looking for work, and 370,000 people have lost their jobs since the start of the year. Spain's unemployment rate is now the highest of all 17 countries in the eurozone. " N8 K8 [) h7 L% Q2 _& F
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6 k( K, R- a3 T# ?! UState television in Syria says at least nine people have been killed and nearly 30 wounded in an explosion in central Damascus. The TV station has broadcast footage of the aftermath of the blast near a mosque in the Midan neighbourhood. The BBC's Rafid Jabboori is in Damascus.
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According to what we heard from the Syrian Ministry of Information, the explosion took place right after the Friday prayer. Apparently, an individual approached the security officers who were guarding this place in central Damascus. When they asked him about his identification, he blew up himself. This place turned very quickly to a pro-government gathering. People here are shouting support for the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. ! w" X; C: Y$ c5 \
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The Ukrainian authorities say four explosions in an hour in the eastern Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk were an "act of terrorism". At least 27 people were injured at a tram stop and near a cinema. President Yanukovych described the blasts as a new challenge to the nation. The attacks came weeks before Ukraine is to co-host the Euro 2012 European football tournament.
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The Mexican senate has approved changes to an agreement with Austria that would allow the temporary return of a headdress that was reputedly owned by the last Aztec emperor. The piece, known as Montezuma's headdress, is currently in a museum in Vienna. It's said that it was given by the Aztec emperor to the Spanish Conqueror Hernan Cortes, who sent it to Europe, where it has remained ever since.
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A recording of one of the final performances by the American jazz musician Louis Armstrong has been made available to the public for the first time. It was made in Washington in 1971, just five months before Armstrong died. Despite his failing health, he performed five songs, including hits such as Mack the Knife and Hello Dolly. He can be heard both singing and, against his doctors' advice, playing the trumpet in his own unmistakable style.
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4 x6 D# A$ C6 y9 A, P9 k"Politicians go out of their way to impress people in the press. I think that's part of the democratic process. All politicians of all sides like to have their views known by the editors, hoping that they will be put across, hoping that they will succeed in impressing people. That's the game."
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' B4 {& `2 L! S8 hThe French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe has said that the UN Security Council might have to consider action backed up by military force in Syria if the current peace plan fails. Activists say the violence is continuing with more than 20 people killed during the day. Jim Muir has been following events from neighbouring Lebanon. / Y( |) k  {( ?& y7 f
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In the city of Hama, distraught residents pulled from the rubble of a destroyed building the broken body of a two-year-old little girl, one of at least seven people who activists said were killed in violent shelling of the quarter by government forces. Two UN observers were a short distance away in the centre of town. There was more deadly shelling in the town and the south and deaths from sniping in suburbs of Damascus despite UN monitors being close to both places. The French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe has had enough. He said that if the Syrian regime does not comply with the truce by early May, the Security Council should consider authorising military intervention.
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2 `4 t9 U7 h3 }" K+ ]5 NThe head of Israel's armed forces has said he doesn't think Iran will develop nuclear weapons. In an interview with an Israeli newspaper, Lieutenant General Benny Gantz said the Iranian leadership was made up of "rational people". It would not want, as he put it, to "go the extra mile".
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3 H; C) K/ |* a6 `5 M) r9 T! w/ cIn the United States, the Republican Newt Gingrich is about to withdraw from the race to be his party's presidential candidate. American media said Mr Gingrich would suspend his campaign next Tuesday. Addressing Republican supporters in North Carolina, Mr Gingrich said he still believed that he would be the best candidate, but he had to be honest about what was happening in the real world, and that he would now give his support to Mr Romney. 7 `: @- a/ z8 q0 ?
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The Libyan authorities have banned political parties based on religion, tribe or ethnicity. The announcement comes two months before elections to choose an assembly which will form a government and write a new constitution. Libya's National Transitional Council said the ban was in the interests of national unity. It's been denounced as undemocratic by the Muslim Brotherhood, which formed a political party in March and was expected to perform well in the elections. / H' x) j8 N( i% S5 t( h

, G2 O/ w1 S% r; |8 aA military judge in the United States has rejected a request to throw out all the charges in the case of Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of leaking thousands of classified documents to the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks. The decision made at a hearing in Fort Meade, Maryland means Private Manning's trial will go ahead in September as planned.
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In what's being seen as a landmark case, an Indian woman has legally annulled a marriage that her parents arranged for her when she was a child. Laxmi Sargara, who is now 18, was married at the age of one to a three-year-old groom in the state of Rajasthan. Jo Jolly reports.
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' i4 ~: W$ ?$ T, P( T+ E$ o. MScientists at a German research institute say satellite data from Global Positioning Systems, or GPS, could be used to provide much faster tsunami warnings. The scientists say they've analysed data gathered from over 500 GPS stations at the time a devastating earthquake hit Japan in March last year. They say it could have been used to predict both the correct magnitude of the quake and the size of the resultant tsunami in just three to four minutes, faster than traditional methods. * ]% I. _% e3 ~) r: \* i4 ~

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The government in the Netherlands has collapsed with the prime minister and his cabinet resigning in a row over European budget rules. The outgoing Prime Minister Mark Rutte now has to tell parliament whether his caretaker administration can amend the budget within the next week to conform with European demands on debt reduction. The Dutch Finance Minister Jan Kees de Jager said he was confident the government could resolve the crisis. 3 F; |( Z; _' g
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The former prime minister of Iceland who was put on trial accused of negligence over his country's economic collapse in 2008 has been cleared of the major charges. Geir Haarde was found guilty of failing to inform or consult cabinet colleagues at the time, but was acquitted on three other counts and told he would not be punished. The leader of Mr Haarde's Icelandic Independence Party, Bjarni Benediktsson, said the charges should never have been brought.
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, ^( g7 x- N2 u  t$ HThe Iranian government says computers running key parts of its oil industry have been targeted in a cyber-attack. It said Iran's oil ministry and the main oil-export terminal had been disconnected from the Internet as a precaution. The government said no serious damage was done, and the production and export of oil were unaffected. A special committee has been set up to deal with cyber-attacks.
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: {: X) z" U9 }. b, \, G: NKitab and Sunnah spokesman Mohammed Ahmed Iyad said about 195 Syrians were injured by Syrian troops, who shot at the group as they tried to flee to the Jordanian border town of Ramtha early on Sunday. He said local hospitals are treating the wounded. The refugees told him that Syrian forces arrested dozens among their group, including around 50 women. Relief workers say that Ramtha has seen an influx of unaccompanied Syrian children entering Jordan, sparking fears that their parents and relatives had either been arrested or killed in the attack. 1 w: E- U: S7 z! E8 w1 e

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  [7 W+ x- K0 q: O2 `+ IThe official inquiry into the incident in October 2010 highlights a catalogue of errors: there was no dedicated plan or briefing before the manoeuvre; navigation charts had not been properly plotted; there were also faults with the equipment on board. As she was left with more than £80,000 of damage to its steering mechanism, more damage was caused when it was hit by a tug that came to its rescue. The Royal Navy says it's now made a number of recommendations to make sure it doesn't happen again.
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5 U, b( `1 U6 c/ TThe latest results from the first round of the French presidential election show that the Socialist Party challenger Francois Hollande will face the incumbent, Nicolas Sarkozy, in the second round next month. With 80% of the votes counted, Mr Hollande has 28% of the vote with Mr Sarkozy very close behind on 26.9%. Among those who will not make it to the second round is the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen of the National Front. She currently has 19% of the vote, the highest-ever share of the vote for the party.
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& O1 Q. I* e7 L6 B2 o"They carry with them the respect of our borders, a determined fight against delocalisation, handling of immigration, better value given to work, security for them and for their families. I know that in this world which is evolving so fast, the main work of our compatriots is to preserve their way of life. This is the central question in this election."
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! }, @+ D8 u8 t% aThe United States and Afghanistan have put the final touches to a draft strategic agreement that sets out the future of their relationship after the planned end of America's combat mission in 2014. Jonathan Blake reports from Washington. 4 s  I9 m# j$ j2 \/ o- L7 H1 [2 u

3 H" _- h* F& cThis agreement comes after months of talks between the US and Afghanistan on the future of the two countries' relationship. The main stumbling blocks were night raids by US forces and Afghan civilians being held in US-run prisons. Both two issues were dealt with in separate agreements. No detail of this pact has been released, but it will establish guidelines for any US military presence in Afghanistan after 2014 and the extent of financial support that the country will receive.
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Tens of thousands of people have attended a prayer rally in Moscow in support of the Russian Orthodox Church amid anger at a political protest by a punk rock band. The all-female group Pussy Riot burst into a Moscow cathedral in February to perform a song criticising the Church's close ties with the Kremlin. The women are in jail, facing trial for hooliganism.
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Despite all the controversy, despite the protests, the show went ahead without disruption, but with the tighter security ever seen at a Grand Prix. The Bahraini authorities succeeded in keeping demonstrators away from the heavily guarded circuit. Elsewhere, though, tyres were burnt in protest, and the opposition is reporting injuries caused by security forces firing birdshot. Hosting the Grand Prix was built by the authorities as an event to unify the island, but with one protester dead, others wounded, the Formula 1 drivers leave behind an island that is as bitterly divided as ever.
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8 L; b' _: W+ t) y8 y! v' \" WAt least nine people have been injured in Argentina in a clash between rival sections of a trade union group. Police said two armed men burst into the offices of the Construction Workers' Union in Buenos Aires. The men, thought to belong to a rival faction of the same union, opened fire on the people there, leaving one man paralysed and eight more with wounds to their legs. 9 q: K% t9 F- l' p
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The United Nations Security Council has voted to deploy up to a further 300 unarmed military observers in Syria. They'll spend three months monitoring a ceasefire and helping to implement a peace plan agreed by the Syrian government. Speaking after the vote, the US ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, made it clear that Washington's patience was running out. 4 ]: p6 C5 {$ P4 L  @3 {: g

/ u* @& Q) D2 E; m- L+ f"If there is not a sustained cessation of violence, full freedom of movement for UN personnel and rapid, meaningful progress on other aspects - all other aspects - of the six-point plan, then we must all conclude that this mission has run its course. We will not wait 90 days to pursue measures against the Syrian government if it continues to violate its commitments or obstruct the monitors' work." - f/ A% n- O1 x) A

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8 L9 k2 A2 ^1 _/ d% L. [As clashes broke out again on the eve of the race, protesters took refuge in a coffee shop in the capital, only to find tear gas fired inside. Elsewhere on the island, thousands of people took part in a big protest march. Tensions already running high have been exacerbated by the death of a 37-year-old man, whose body was found on the roof of a farmhouse after clashes on Friday night. The exact circumstances aren't clear, but the opposition says he was a protest leader killed by security forces, who were beating demonstrators and firing buckshot. The authorities have announced an investigation.
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9 k; t! |) O1 x- l3 ?" m  QAn American company, Titan Salvage, has been awarded the contract to salvage the Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia, which sank off the coast of Tuscany in January with the loss of 32 lives. Nine people have been investigated in connection with the disaster, including the captain Francesco Schettino, who's under house arrest. David Willey reports from Rome. 0 l" ?% _/ f$ Y  D

6 E5 w/ P& H9 S! aIt's expected to take about a year to raise the 114,000-tonne cruise liner, which is lying on its side in shallow water just outside the tiny tourist ford. The vessel will be re-floated by placing airbags under the hull after a huge gash on the port side has been repaired. It's not yet clear whether the Costa Concordia will be repaired or will be scrapped after it's been towed away to an Italian port. Fears that the shipwreck might cause an environmental disaster because of leaked fuel have proved unfounded.
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0 A  |4 {: f. w# LThe disease first emerged last year then subsided, but it's broken out again in an impoverished, mountainous part of Quang Ngai province. Frightened residents of Reu village have laid branches across the path to the houses of infected people to try to isolate the outbreak. It begins with a rash on the hands and feet. If it isn't treated early, it can result in liver problems and multiple organ failure. Dozens of people are being treated at a leprosy hospital in the neighbouring province of Binh Dinh. Vietnam's health ministry has carried out tests but says it can't yet pinpoint the cause. 4 e4 X7 C" k' E! B* D7 k
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An armed man has failed in his attempt to steal a small plane from an airport in Los Angeles because he didn't realise that it had been chained to the ground. Employees at the LA county airport said the man had pulled out a gun and grabbed the keys, but the plane was locked to the tarmac and when police came, they found the would-be thief revving the engine, going nowhere.
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9 }. h: o6 H/ G/ v( i2 W  }The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged the Security Council to approve an expanded monitoring mission to Syria. He was speaking after the Syrian government signed a preliminary accord on the deployment of such a mission. From New York, here's Barbara Plett.
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Despite the continued violence, the secretary general said a swift deployment of more observers to Syria could contribute to bringing peace. He acknowledged the risk and stressed the need for full cooperation from the Syrian government. Damascus has now signed a framework accord on the conditions governing the mission, such as freedom of movement, although the vital issue of air support hasn't been settled.
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! D9 x1 s4 x" z+ y& L& z3 o6 Z: vThe international charity Medecins Sans Frontieres says there's been a dramatic increase in the number of refugees fleeing into Mauritania from the conflict in Mali. Here's our West Africa correspondent Thomas Fessy. & M7 @2 H# f4 r5 m+ t  S; c6 @
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Mauritania has taken the largest number since Timbuktu fell into rebel hands with up to 1,500 people crossing the border each day. Although fighting has ceased, the presence of armed groups and the political uncertainty generates fear and panic among the population, according to Doctors Without Borders. The aid agency has warned the conditions within the border camp in Mauritania are below humanitarian standards due to a lack of access to water, the extreme temperatures and regular sandstorms.
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"I urge both sides to exercise maximum restraint, return to the negotiation table and resolve their differences. I call on South Sudan to immediately withdraw its forces from Heglig. This is an infringement on the sovereignty of Sudan and a clearly illegal act."
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3 y9 b8 p! U3 Q/ K6 cA Tibetan rights group says that two more Tibetans have set themselves on fire in southwestern China in protest against Chinese rule. The Free Tibet group said the two young men staged the protest together in front of a monastery in Aba in the southwestern province of Sichuan. It says they were taken away by local people and their condition is not known.
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Although airlines already collect a great many details on passengers from phone and credit card numbers to meal preferences and medical conditions, now they will transfer that data to the Department of Homeland Security. Washington says the deal is crucial to combat terrorism, and in the end Europe's parliament agreed, but many MEPs said they were voting yes reluctantly. Questions remain about how the information will be used, how long the US will keep it and who else might have access to it.
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8 x" ]: U6 \6 n# ]- z, \- KThe influential American folk rock musician Levon Helm has died of cancer at the age of 71. A drummer and frequent vocalist with a decades-spanning group, The Band, he was praised for his instrumental versatility and southern-inflected singing style. The Band had several big hits, including Rag Mama Rag and The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down. 4 R) R  E: {; `9 n5 }
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There are conflicting reports about the whereabouts of the prime minister of Guinea-Bissau after rebellious soldiers there launched a coup on Thursday night. Earlier reports said Carlos Gomes Junior had been arrested by the military, but diplomatic sources believe he's still safely in hiding. Thomas Fessy reports. : F" `" s  Y* @2 I4 M

, s* Z/ \5 i( t! C8 F2 g! f8 MThere is confusion in Bissau over the whereabouts of the former Prime Minister and presidential candidate Carlos Junior Gomes. Earlier reports said he was arrested by a group of soldiers after they attacked his house with heavy weapons on Thursday night. But diplomatic sources believe Mr Gomes is safe somewhere in the capital Bissau. Although the situation was calm on Friday, soldiers could be seen around several embassies, suggesting that they were searching for the man who was well on course to become president at the end of the month. 0 ]7 U$ L( G, c* [. ^. l

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1 P7 D, s' R1 O& i1 p, \# ?( xThe Supreme Court in the Netherlands has rejected an attempt by relatives of Bosnian Muslims massacred at Srebrenica to sue the United Nations for failing to prevent the killings. The court upheld earlier rulings, saying the UN was protected by immunity under international conventions. Lawyers representing a group of thousands of relatives have said they'll appeal to the European Court of Human Rights. Dutch peacekeepers in Srebrenica were unable to prevent Bosnian-Serb forces from murdering some 8,000 Muslim men and boys from the town in 1995.
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# l4 ], N3 g" A1 jA senior administration official told reporters it was impossible to see how the US could move forward with sending food aid in light of North Korea's rocket launch. The planned assistance had been part of a tentative agreement announced in February under which Pyongyang had pledged to halt uranium enrichment and other nuclear activities. A spokesman for the US State Department said that agreement was now suspended. Washington viewed the rocket launch as a thinly disguised test of long-range missile technology.
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$ F5 u7 V" Z% k" t: u% B  M+ oThe United Nations refugee agency says it's concerned at the growing number of people fleeing the fighting in northwest Pakistan between government troops and Islamist militants. The agency said about 10,000 new arrivals a day were being registered at a camp near Peshawar.
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Portugal has become the second country after Greece to ratify two European Union treaties intended to stabilise the financial situation in the eurozone. The treaties, dealing with financial stability and budget discipline, are part of an EU pact signed in March. They'll come into force once they have been ratified by 12 countries. The Portuguese parliament approved the treaties with an overwhelming majority.
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$ t# G: w. t1 h( J- [Taliban militants have carried out a series of attacks in the centre of the Afghan capital Kabul. Nato bases, the parliament and Western embassies all came under fire. Afghan security forces are still trying to clear heavily armed insurgents from several areas. The first explosions were in the morning, and exchanges of gunfire continued after nightfall. The Afghan government said a number of gunmen had been killed, but no civilians or members of the security forces. A Taliban spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, explained the motivation behind the attacks. & Y6 P- w2 q8 I- m* g2 _; |

; c8 `! M" C. c: K. m+ u"These attacks were revenge for the brutal actions of foreigners, such as urinating on Taliban dead bodies, Koran burnings at Bagram airbase and killing of innocent civilians in Kandahar. This was one of the biggest attacks in terms of size so far this year, and it is still underway."
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* Z. _# F* i; t, G2 M* Q- q4 rThe United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he's concerned about the shelling of the Syrian city of Homs as more fighting was reported involving government forces and rebels. Earlier, a spokesman for the UN envoy Kofi Annan asked all sides to observe a ceasefire which came into force last Thursday. Ahmad Fawzi told the BBC that the truce was precarious and fragile, but it could save Syria from plunging back into the abyss as he put it. ; ?7 B: ~( w4 f/ b  k: W. m
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"Both parties must be willing to end the violence and come to the negotiating table. We hope both sides will realise that this is a golden opportunity for them to put down their arms and to start talking. Negotiations are (is口误) the only way out of this bloody crisis that has lasted for one year." - Z7 s" k- E+ j" X0 B( I
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- l3 N' ~9 P6 Z. j' c$ r) ]The UN has confirmed two Sudanese jets dropped four bombs on Bentiu. The local authorities go further. The governor of Unity state told the BBC two MiG-29 jets struck Bentiu and an Antonov plane dropped bombs on the town of Mayom. Taban Deng said there were women and children among the dead. Earlier on Sunday, rebels made a failed attempt to capture Kwek in Upper Nile state near the border with Sudan. ! o3 b, h3 a! u9 c

0 w" F8 h0 ~$ I' \0 s. BSouth Sudan accuses the Sudanese army of providing artillery cover. The Sudanese armed forces weren't immediately available for comment, but in the past, they had denied both carrying out air raids and supporting South Sudanese rebels.
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The military forces which seize power in Guinea-Bissau say they'll set up a national transitional council with opposition leaders. A spokesman said parliament would be dissolved, and an interim president and prime minister would be appointed. Earlier, several people were injured when security forces broke up a rally by protesters. 9 ]; K( Q7 ~- i! T1 [6 R

/ _0 Y; \0 f1 W- U0 Y' \A meeting of the heads of state of the Western Hemisphere has ended without a joint declaration after leaders failed to reach agreement on whether Cuba should attend the next summit. The United States and Canada opposed demands by the Latin American nations to invite Cuba to the next Summit of the Americas. Communist Cuba was excluded from the Organisation of American States, which runs the summits, 50 years ago. The Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said the subjects on the agenda, which included whether to back Argentina's claims to the Falkland Islands, made agreement difficult. 0 Y- K7 P9 k5 M4 k' C
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The two main contenders for the French presidency, Nicolas Sarkozy and his Socialist challenger Francois Hollande, have staged competing rallies in the run-up to next week's election. Mr Sarkozy warned that a victory by Mr Hollande would damage the economy. Mr Hollande accused the president of encouraging financial speculation to boost his political ends. A BBC correspondent says both candidates try to appeal to the 30% of the electorate which, polls say, may abstain. . J% D' R3 Y5 @6 x" y( i

+ G% ~! R" ?6 M, B5 G' Z$ ^Scientists have found that the glaciers in one of Asia's biggest mountain ranges have expanded in the last few years, defying the general tendency towards shrinkage. They say a detailed survey of the glaciers in the Karakoram range shows a slight expansion while glaciers in the neighbouring Himalayas have become smaller. The researchers say it appears that by a quirk in the weather pattern, the Karakoram are receiving less heat and heavier snowfalls.
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: ]$ O5 L/ l- r, m6 {% y* w# pThe official body overseeing the upcoming presidential election in Egypt has barred 10 candidates. They include the candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood, Khairat al-Shater, and the former spy chief Omar Suleiman. Jon Leyne reports from Cairo. 3 T/ G# E) |( R% }2 e% \
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This is a big surprise and could dramatically alter the race to become the next president of Egypt. Those disqualified include the former intelligence chief Omar Suleiman apparently because he failed to get enough signatures to endorse his last-minute candidacy. Hazem Salah Abu Ismail, the candidate of the hard-line Islamists, is disqualified because his mother allegedly held American citizenship. And Khairat al-Shater, the candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood, is ruled out because of his time in prison under the Mubarak regime. All are appealing against the decision, and big demonstrations are expected.
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" K+ J% i# X8 }) L* |The UN Security Council has decided to send an advance team of ceasefire monitors to Syria. The council also condemned human rights violations by Syrian forces and abuses by what it termed "armed groups". But as the council began meeting, the UN-backed truce, which began on Thursday, appeared in danger of collapsing. Heavy shelling by government forces was reported to have killed 17 people in the third biggest city Homs. The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says the advance team of ceasefire monitors will be dispatched to Syria as soon as possible. Mr Ban said he would make firm proposals by next Wednesday for a larger team of about 250 people. He said the international community needed to make sure the truce held. - F* _( F6 ~" o, @6 k

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) B- _: p1 B8 ?% }The conflict on the border between Sudan and South Sudan has deepened. The United Nations has confirmed that the Sudanese air force bombed a marketplace in the town of Bentiu in South Sudan, killing at least five people. Earlier, South Sudan said it had fought off an attack by the Sudanese army near the oil-producing region of Heglig.
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Negotiators from the world's major powers have held talks with Iran over its nuclear programme, the first for more than a year. Speaking after the meeting in Turkey, the European Union's high representative Catherine Ashton described the talks as "constructive". James Reynolds reports from Istanbul.
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Iran and the West face a fundamental problem: an almost complete lack of trust in one another. This lack of faith goes back many decades, and it's essentially the main issue at this new round of nuclear talks in Istanbul. The opening session lasted for two and a half hours. Western diplomats describe this session as "positive" and "constructive". No one expects an immediate breakthrough, but there appears to be a belief here that a second round of talks may be held in another four to six weeks. 3 [# c6 C- I9 Z+ A% a
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5 b2 Z: Y2 D; x! _0 B9 E9 {The Belarus opposition leader and former presidential candidate Andrei Sannikov has been pardoned and released after serving 16 months in jail. Mr Sannikov had been sentenced for five years for organising mass protests during the 2010 presidential election. 6 f+ b9 E, W& t, w  Y9 c

2 t0 @/ p, ]1 ]8 Z) j: X6 RThe Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has cancelled his attendance at the Summit of the Americas underway in Colombia, citing health reasons. The Venezuelan foreign minister said Mr Chavez would instead travel to Cuba for a third round of radiotherapy later on Saturday. - b/ V9 u& D; l/ }; c2 z/ I

  }* q1 K4 g$ ^3 [) `2 d9 m0 w+ t2 ~5 dMr Chavez had surgery in February to remove a malignant tumour from his pelvic region. On Friday, Mr Chavez told his supporters that he was doing well but that the radiotherapy was, as he put it, having an impact.
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The Italian football federation has called off all league games this weekend following the death of a player. A midfielder for Livorno collapsed during a match. Alan Johnston is in Rome.
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5 w( r+ Z) X2 S3 `Piermario Morosini's last moments came in a very public setting. His side was winning a televised match against Pescara. Then after about half an hour, the midfielder suddenly collapsed. The cameras showed him try to stagger to his feet at least twice, then fall for the last time.
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With the ceasefire in Syria largely holding, the UN Security Council is discussing how to deploy observers to monitor further progress in the six-point international peace plan. Earlier, the international envoy Kofi Annan, who told the council that despite the encouraging reports, the government had not yet fulfilled all its commitments. Barbara Plett reports from the UN.
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$ E* z# d  d) [2 M) R" KSecurity Council ambassadors said they all supported Kofi Annan's request for the rapid deployment of observers to Syria. The American envoy Susan Rice said Mr Annan told the council that Syria's government had not fully complied with the terms of his peace plan that it must withdraw its military forces from civilian areas. The Russian and Syrian ambassadors, on the other hand, spoke about the danger of provocations from the opposition. So motivations may differ, but all seem to agree on the need to try and consolidate the fragile ceasefire as quickly as possible. * L; E! L7 N+ u% B3 v& c# M$ T3 |7 v

1 V" f8 a0 w+ r. lIn Syria itself, activists said 15 people had been killed during the day in ceasefire breaches while the government said a bomb attack had killed one soldier. Fergal Keane reports from the Turkish-Syrian border. ! _0 k0 w3 W/ _1 r9 k8 L, Z
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The news from across the border is confused, generally quiet but with reports of violations in some areas. The problem is that the political crisis which caused the violence remains unresolved, and the opposition will not accept any solution that keeps President Assad in power. After thousands of deaths, tens of thousands driven into exile, the bitterness and mistrust in the way of real peace is immense. ! Q! P, A$ V& }) H. r
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The UN Security Council has demanded an immediate and unconditional end to fighting between Sudan and South Sudan. It described the escalating conflict as a serious threat to international peace. The council asked both sides to pull back their forces, and called for South Sudanese troops to withdraw from the Heglig oil field they seized on Tuesday, and for Sudan to end aerial bombardments. The council statement came hours after the presidents of the two countries accused each other of seeking a full-scale war.
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The Egyptian parliament has voted for a law that would ban some senior officials who served under former President Mubarak from standing for president in the forthcoming elections. The law would disqualify the former Vice-President Omar Suleiman, who has just declared his candidacy. However, the measure is likely to be blocked by the ruling military council. From Cairo, Jon Leyne reports. 5 v; [  j# L. R$ ?- J% x
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This law was adopted by the Egyptian parliament as a direct response to the decision by the former intelligence chief and Vice-President Omar Suleiman to run for president. In theory, it could prevent Mr Suleiman and several other officials who served under Hosni Mubarak from standing in next month's election. In practice, it's unlikely to be ratified by the ruling military council and most unlikely to come into force before the electoral commission certifies the list of candidates later this month. ' _$ y) {! T0 z
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; b; A; J* `, c8 Z2 ~Heavy fighting has broken out in the capital of Guinea-Bissau, where troops are reported to have taken control of the headquarters of the governing party and the national radio station. Troops are also reported to have occupied the streets where the outgoing Prime Minister Carlos Gomes Junior has his offices. Mr Gomes won the first round of the presidential election last month. 1 n2 x/ Y, _; D  [: n

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3 [5 r  T  D8 ?9 x6 l' ^9 dWearing handcuffs and blue prison overalls, 28-year-old George Zimmerman looked calm during a televised court appearance that lasted just two minutes. The judge informed him of his right to remain silent and read out the charge of second-degree murder, meaning Mr Zimmerman intended to kill 17-year-old Trayvon Martin at the time of his death, but did not plan the killing in advance. The court was adjourned until 29 May.   m' ^8 _0 f! j, e9 X& ~$ z

* g# a# i; p; q" P, ~2 C. b, B0 L% ^The government in Spain is to set up a DNA database to help track down thousands of babies who were removed from their families by health and religious workers from the years of Franco's dictatorship right up to the 1990s. The decree of 1940 allowed children to be taken into custody if their moral education was at risk. It's alleged that under the law, hundreds of babies were seized and sold for cash by nuns, doctors, nurses and other health workers.
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Police in Serbia have recovered a painting by the French 19th century artist Paul Cezanne and have arrested four men, all Serbs. The painting, The Boy in the Red Vest, valued at about $110m, was one of four works stolen from a Swiss museum in 2008. Two million dollars in cash and weapons were also seized in the recovery operation. ! D2 _  X) j) O* U3 E6 n
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Sudan has pulled out of negotiations with South Sudan as heavy fighting continues for a second day between the two countries over the disputed Heglig oil field. A senior official in Khartoum said Sudan had also complained to the United Nations and African Union about what he called South Sudan's unjustified aggression. But a spokesman of the South Sudanese army, the SPLA, Colonel Philip Aguer, said Khartoum provoked the fighting. ; B* A, C5 [( [3 W

1 K  G5 P+ `6 g"It wasn't the decision of the government of South Sudan to attack Heglig, but it was Khartoum, who for a whole year targeted, by air and land, SPLA positions, the extent to which we may publicly know. In just one month, in March, Khartoum carried out 60 air strikes, and in the last 48 hours, the Khartoum government decided to attack SPLA positions in Unity state. The SPLA responded to this attack, fought back and chased the attacker up to Heglig. ( s* v, g& u- }! u8 Y- B
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The Syrian government has promised to stop military operations on its territory at dawn on Thursday, but it said it would respond to what it called attacks by "armed terrorist groups". Syria has used the expression to refer to operations by opposition forces. Anti-government forces say they'll abide by the truce, provided government troops withdraw their heavy weapons from towns and cities. Jim Muir reports from neighbouring Lebanon.
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) f9 l% F3 T3 K1 b0 h; H$ }Even as the ceasefire announcement was being made, people in Homs were still hearing the terrifying noises of incoming shellfire that had been traumatising them for weeks. Activists reported a flurry of offensives by troops and tanks in many other parts of the country: the north and northwest, the valley just to the west of Damascus and down in the south near Deraa. But if both sides stick to their words, the sounds of war should die away at dawn. The announcement from the Syrian defence ministry said that after successfully combating the crimes of what it called "armed terrorist groups", the military forces would cease all operations as of Thursday morning.
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According to the lawsuit, Apple colluded with publishers, such as Macmillan and Penguin, to limit competition for the pricing of e-books. The lawsuit alleges Apple and the publishers reached an agreement where retail price competition would effectively end and prices would significantly increase, guaranteeing the computer giant a 30% commission on each e-book sold. According to reports, three other publishers have agreed to settle the case. * D/ E8 M3 L$ H; l4 T7 h

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; k3 E8 J4 q$ Y& n- yA judge in Arkansas has fined the American pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson more than $1bn for misleading doctors and patients about the risks of an anti-psychotic drug, Risperdal. The juries found that Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals engaged in false or deceptive acts by claiming that Risperdal was better and safer than competing drugs.
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0 T8 b( M; Q' u1 Z% cAmerican prosecutors investigating the shooting dead in Florida of an unarmed black teenager, Trayvon Martin, say they'll now charge the man who fired the gun. The neighbourhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman said he shot in self-defence after he was punched and beaten by Mr Martin. Mr Zimmerman was not arrested at the time because a controversial Florida law allows citizens to use lethal force if they feel threatened.
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The death has been announced of Ahmed Ben Bella, one of the men who led Algeria's war of independence from France and who went on to become its first elected prime minister and president. He was 96. Peter Hiett looks back at Ahmed Ben Bella's life.
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Nine Peruvian copper miners who've been trapped underground since last Thursday have been brought safely to the surface. Witnesses said the men left the mine one by one at around 7:00 in the morning local time. They had been trapped in a tunnel about 200 metres below the surface when the small informal copper and gold mine partially collapsed. The accident has prompted calls for closer regulation.
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One of the Republican party candidates for the US presidential nomination, Rick Santorum, says he will drop out of the race, ** Mitt Romney the most likely challenger for President Obama in November. Mr Santorum made the announcement in his home state of Pennsylvania with his family at his side. Peter Bowes reports from Washington. 4 D5 C4 r( |( _1 f6 e2 m5 d# ]

* F% R4 `0 c; S* j& \- A& F- ^Rick Santorum was barely known around America when he launched his presidential campaign a year ago. The Republican from Pennsylvania positioned himself as the only true conservative in the race. He attacked his opponent and the front-runner Mitt Romney for being out of touch with the needs of ordinary people. But Rick Santorum, who rose quickly in the polls, could not sustain his initial popularity. In suspending his campaign, he said he would continue to fight for, as he put it, American greatness and the defeat of Barack Obama.
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  _" x* R- E3 r+ q& HSudan says its largest oil field Heglig is under the control of the South Sudanese military. South Sudan has acknowledged that its military has advanced to the oil field, but both sides deny starting the fighting. James Copnall is in Khartoum.
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Colonel Khalid Sawarmi admitted the Sudanese army had been defeated outside Heglig and had retreated to the north. He said his men had not started the battle. A spokesman for South Sudan's armed forces acknowledged his troops advanced to Heglig, but stopped short of claiming control of the oil fields. Colonel Philip Aguer told the BBC his troops were responding to air and ground attacks by the Sudanese armed forces. Heglig is generally considered to be part of Sudan, but South Sudan disputes this.
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/ C. N$ k" R; S+ f! aThe international envoy Kofi Annan says Syria has failed to send any signal of peace, and told the UN Security Council its army is continuing rolling military operations against civilian targets despite its promise to stop. In a letter to the council, Mr Annan said Syria must implement significant and visible change if a ceasefire is to be implemented before Thursday's deadline.
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The Prime Minister of Denmark, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, has called on Bahrain to release a jailed human rights campaigner who's been refusing food for two months. Mrs Thorning-Schmidt told journalists in Copenhagen that Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, who has Danish citizenship, was now in a very critical condition. Earlier, the Bahraini authorities said Mr al-Khawaja was in good health. 5 Y# Y- n; ^+ D! y

/ F# W3 ?8 E& k' y7 o7 \The constitutional court in Mali has paved the way for an interim civilian president to take over from military leaders who recently staged a coup in the country. The court ruled that the post of president was vacant, leaving the speaker of parliament, Dioncounda Traore, to take over as head of state. On Sunday, the deposed President Amadou Toumani Toure stepped down. Tiebile Drame is head of Mali's political party Parena. He told the BBC he welcomed the ruling. + {, W1 v# p7 P4 [+ F8 [% `

7 P1 \2 y& t( r' b+ V. c2 H% W"First of all, the 1992 constitution has been restored; and the second step should be the implementation of the article 36 of the constitution. This means we're swearing in of the interim president, which is going to happen on Thursday morning."
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There are grave concerns for the health of Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, who has gone without food for 58 days. His plight has become a powerful rallying point for the tiny nation's Shia-led uprising against the Sunni monarchy. He's appealing against a life sentence he received for his part in anti-government protests last year. His daughter has also been imprisoned after leading a demonstration calling for her father's release on Thursday night. 5 {  u1 y% t4 b0 I6 k) _. t

; ], `( b0 @9 ^& sTurkey has told the United Nations that it needs help to cope with an increasing number of refugees arriving from Syria. The flow has doubled since the Syrian government agreed to accept a peace plan calling for an end to military operations by next Tuesday. Many of the refugees have reported intense bombardment by government forces. : f( n3 i) l/ i6 n7 X0 u

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0 f7 a' E" X5 g6 j( ^This was a navy F-18 two-seater jet from the nearby Oceana naval air station. We think that probably within 30 or 40 seconds of take-off, something catastrophic happened on board, and moments later, the plane crashed into this apartment complex. Amazingly, the pilots both managed to eject safely. One of them was found apologising profusely to the local people for having crashed into their neighbourhood. Both of those pilots and, we think, about four or five other people taken to hospital, no, apparently no life-threatening injury.
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"We consider that the unilateral declaration of independence by the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad is null and void. We call on the MNLA to bring its action within the framework of a political dialogue, respectful of the rules of the Mali constitution and the country's unity."
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Meanwhile, the leader of the coup, Captain Amadou Haya Sanogo, has said the process is underway to make the speaker of parliament the next head of state.
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4 r% j* J" b2 I2 q/ n9 K' d7 [6 xTwo players for the Argentine football club River Plate have been threatened and robbed on their way to a training session. Keko Villalva and Juan Cazares were stopped in their car while leaving a highway in the capital Buenos Aires. Two men forced them to drive to a nearby neighbourhood where they threatened to shoot the footballers in the legs unless they handed over their cash, car and valuables.
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The last papal visit in the 1990s brought Christmas back to Cuba. Now Good Friday has been made a holiday too thanks to Pope Benedict. It's a sign of the changing place of the Catholic Church in a country that was officially atheist for three decades. The Pope requested the move when he visited Cuba last week and met its communist President Raul Castro. His wish was granted as a mark of respect and a memory of what a statement called the "transcendental nature" of his visit.
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$ L! q3 P, }$ Y: F; _6 ]3 m8 j# oThe French authorities say they fear a serial killer may be behind a series of unexplained shootings in a suburb of Paris. Prosecutors say the same weapon has been used in four murders in the Essone area since November. The latest victim was a 47-year-old woman who was shot dead in her apartment building on Thursday. Police say there's no apparent link between the four victims apart from the fact that the first two were neighbours.
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) p$ o- G& D  P+ A" m& nThis was at Latamna, a town in Hama province where torn and blood-stained bodies were being piled into pick-up trucks and driven off as distraught town's people looked on. They called it a massacre with several children among the 50 or so dead. Later there was a massive turnout and a lot of anger at the funeral, where one dead toddler was held aloft by the crowd. There was more carnage a little further south at Homs, where several embattled quarters where opposition fighters are entrenched, came under unrelenting bombardment. The victims weren't all killed by shelling. Activists put video on the Internet which appeared to show a pile of about a dozen bodies at the foot of a blood- stained wall, saying they were summarily executed there.
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The army in Pakistan is continuing its efforts to find more than 135 people, most of them soldiers, buried under an avalanche in the Himalayas. Major General Athar Abbas said hundreds of troops were trying to dig down through the snow, but it was so deep and covered such a wide area that so far they'd found no survivors. The avalanche engulfed an army base near the Siachen Glacier early on Saturday. 0 h  ]; y* o2 {5 k, C* M
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7 E/ p+ ?* z6 ~# R* b" y$ YMrs Banda took the oath of office at a ceremony in parliament in Lilongwe and was greeted with cheers, applause and ululation. She urged Malawians to remain united. : }/ i* ?5 D4 T( e
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: F. Z1 u- b, S4 g& e: eA member of the Iranian parliament says Iran is now capable of producing nuclear weapons but will never do so. Gholamreza Mesbahi Moghadam made the comments in a brief post on Iran's parliamentary website. Western experts say that even if Iran does have the right knowledge and raw materials, it will still take years to make a nuclear bomb.
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4 `# d+ v+ F% h, N1 `  PThere have been chaotic scenes during one of the traditional showpieces of the British sporting calendar, the annual boat race on the River Thames between Oxford and Cambridge universities. The teams were more than halfway along the course when the contest had to be stopped because a man swam into the path of the boats. Maddy Savage reports.
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1 t4 u; @7 X% v8 U' aThere are unconfirmed reports that the swimmer is Trenton Oldfield, who runs a website called Elitism Leads to Tyranny. Police say they've arrested a man on suspicion of a public order offence. For the crews, there was a 31-minute delay before the race was restarted. Oxford pulled ahead, but then one of their oars was snapped when the two sides blades got entangled, and Cambridge led to the end.
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: ]7 A: \( H8 T2 pKofi Annan was clearly sceptical about Syria's commitments. He told the General Assembly the government had claimed a partial withdrawal of troops from three cities, but reports of alarming numbers of casualties continued, and he said he was waiting for fuller action and information. He said the opposition had promised to observe a ceasefire if the government fulfills pledges to end military operations by 10 April, but he urged both sides to issue clear commands to local fighters to ensure violence ended by the morning of 12 April. And he stressed the importance of moving quickly to a political process to prevent a return to hostilities.
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& ?5 E2 u- M+ ]0 U8 O" Z# K/ yFerdinand Alexander Porsche fathered one of the longest-running and most successful models in the history of sports cars, as well as a design icon. With its sloping roof, long hood and noisy rear-mounted engine, the Porsche 911 still carries distinctly recognisable elements from the first model introduced in 1963. Describing his design philosophy, Mr Porsche said that a product that was coherent in form required no embellishments, as it was enhanced by the purity of its form. His design career did have a slow start though as he was dismissed from the Ulm School of Design because of doubts over his talent.
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! w* |( d% ?# O2 sAnd a 23-year-old student from Arizona, Cody Kretsinger, has pleaded guilty to hacking into the computer systems of the entertainment company Sony. Mr Kretsinger admitted stealing information from Sony, posting it on the website of the hacking group LulzSec and then bragging about it on Twitter. Sony said the stunt cost the company around $170m. The attack on Sony was one of several high-profile hacks of the group carried out last year. Mr Kretsinger could be sent to prison for up to 15 years. ! N9 O0 M' p" {- h2 k5 f% m( W( Z

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The Muslim Brotherhood has decided to field a candidate in Egypt's presidential election, reversing an earlier pledge that it could not contest the poll. The group announced at a press conference that its deputy leader Khairat al-Shater would stand in the election in May. From Cairo, Yolande Knell reports.
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& `8 }$ x0 J' M2 U) Q6 kKhairat al-Shater, a wealthy businessman, has long been a senior member of the Islamist group. He spent 12 years in prison because of his connection with the Brotherhood, which was previously banned. He was only released after last year's uprising. The Muslim Brotherhood said it had reversed its decision not to contest the presidency to ensure the success of Egypt's revolution and the transfer from military to civilian rule. The Brotherhood already dominates Egypt's newly elected parliament and the panel set up to draft the new constitution.
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The transitional government in Libya said nearly 150 people have been killed and hundreds more injured over the past week in fighting between rival ethnic groups near the southern town of Sabha. It said there was a shortage of medical supplies, but that a truce had been reached and the area was now calm.   l3 g( Z0 K8 `+ T" E
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Polls open in parliamentary elections in Burma in a few hours' time in a vote seen as a test of the military-dominated government's commitment to democratic reform. The opposition leader and Nobel peace prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi is standing for a seat for the first time. Fergal Keane is in Rangoon.
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It's the support of key constituencies like the Buddhist clergy and the rural masses that are central to Aung San Suu Kyi's strategy of building a movement that can pressure the government into holding a general election. For its part, the military-backed government hopes reform will end sanctions, boost international investment and allow it to develop popular support. This by-election won't change the government of Burma for now, but in the long run it could end up changing history. That was Fergal Keane in Rangoon. & ^# T* z- _# G) l1 x2 P! d# k+ L
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The United States and Arab Gulf nations have called on the international envoy Kofi Annan to set a timetable for the Syrian government to accept his peace plan. A statement after a meeting between the US and Gulf countries in Saudi Arabia said Mr Annan's efforts were urgent and a timeline for the next step should be established if the Syrian government continued killing protesters.
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Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik says the security forces have foiled a plan to attack the Pakistani parliament. At least two people have been arrested, including a government employee. Mr Malik said that militants were planning to target a joint sitting of parliament two weeks ago while it was being addressed by the country's president.
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The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced an easing of sanctions against Burma. She praised recent developments there, but said the reform process still had a long way to go. Paul Adams reports from Washington.
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Hillary Clinton had already said the US would respond positively to democratic progress in Burma. When the former political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi won a seat in parliament over the weekend, it was inevitable Washington would act. Some travel and financial restrictions will now be eased, senior Burmese officials will be able to visit the United States and the US will open a development office in Burma. The EU is clearly weighing up a similar package of moves. Speaking in London, the British Foreign Secretary William Hague said some sanctions may be lifted. The elections, he said, appeared to have been a very important moment of change. But he and Hillary Clinton both said they wanted to see the release of other political prisoners. ) [. i( u7 Z. D8 M2 d
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The United Nations Security Council has expressed concern at the presence of al-Qaeda in northern Mali following the recent coup there. It says that it could further destabilise the security situation. The council condemned rebel groups in the north who've seized roughly half of the country since the coup, and called for the return of constitutional order. Barbara Plett reports from the UN.
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) F" ?3 b. }( {. }The statement supports the efforts of regional groups who've imposed sanctions on Mali, but such moves were criticised by Mali's UN ambassador. Oumar Daou told the council the steps taken by the African Union and the regional grouping Ecowas added to already difficult conditions, such as drought, hunger, displacement and political conflict. The situation has been under close scrutiny by the council for several months because it's symptomatic of the wider instabilities in the Sahel region.
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- F( y. I& E8 q, Q! XThis announcement from the Pentagon marks the final major step towards those accused with planning and executing the 9/11 attacks being put on trial. The five men had already been charged with terrorism, hijacking aircraft, murder and other crimes. But the process was interrupted when President Obama announced the suspects should be tried in a civilian court. That plan proved so unpopular and impractical that opposition from Congress forced the administration to abandon it. ( x$ P7 ~- i- L6 M6 `, e2 Y

4 S6 O/ K* `, o% j# }The Greek athletics federation says that it's suspended all domestic sporting activities due to a shortage of funding. The federation's governing board said that the body would re-evaluate its position if the government reconsidered the deep cuts in state funding for sport. An official told the BBC that unless the situation was resolved, the last result would be to withdraw from the London Olympics. & S' [. ]  l/ y4 c8 n9 m

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$ I# ?' a5 S5 Q9 DMore than 130 countries have reached agreement on measures to tackle tobacco smuggling at a meeting of the World Health Organisation in Geneva. The plan includes a new licensing system and an international mechanism to monitor tobacco from the point of harvest to the shops. The WHO says fighting smuggling could help countries recover more than $40bn in lost tax revenue.
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A new scientific study published in the journal Nature says there's compelling evidence that a rise in carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere caused the end of the last ice age. The study, funded by an American government agency, countered a favourite argument of climate change sceptics, who point out that records show that rising temperatures preceded a rise in CO2.
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