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2010-05-01

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Crisis fails to bring out May Day crowds in Europe

May Day marches around Europe attracted crowds but not the mass demonstrations the economic recession and high unemployment might suggest. 37

May Day marches around Europe attracted crowds but not the mass demonstrations the economic recession and high unemployment might suggest. 37

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Obama awaited in oil-stricken coastal region

President Obama is to visit the Gulf of Mexico tomorrow to see the efforts being made to control the oil slick now washing up along the Louisiana

President Obama is to visit the Gulf of Mexico tomorrow to see the efforts being made to control the oil slick now washing up along the Louisiana

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May Day no worker's playtime in Russia

Chants of “Putin is Stalin” and “Russia without Putin” did not stop some protesters in Moscow on May Day from carrying the odd Stalin banner. The

Chants of “Putin is Stalin” and “Russia without Putin” did not stop some protesters in Moscow on May Day from carrying the odd Stalin banner. The

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Protesters block Berlin

German left-wing activists have clogged the streets of Berlin in an effort to stop a planned far right parade from going ahead. Earlier, a small

German left-wing activists have clogged the streets of Berlin in an effort to stop a planned far right parade from going ahead. Earlier, a small

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30 killed in blast at Somali rebel mosque

Reports from Somalia say at least 30 people have been killed and dozens injured in two explosions in the capital Mogadishu. The blasts happened

Reports from Somalia say at least 30 people have been killed and dozens injured in two explosions in the capital Mogadishu. The blasts happened

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Turkish rally remembers 1970s massacre

More than a hundred thousand people have packed into a square in Istanbul for May Day celebrations, the first since the late 1970s when dozens of

More than a hundred thousand people have packed into a square in Istanbul for May Day celebrations, the first since the late 1970s when dozens of

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Greek austerity plans spark mass May Day protest

Angry Greeks have marched against planned austerity they say will hurt the poor. Thousands gathered outside Greece’s parliament in Athens, only

Angry Greeks have marched against planned austerity they say will hurt the poor. Thousands gathered outside Greece’s parliament in Athens, only

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Mayday brings traditional trouble in Germany

Clashes between mostly left wing protesters and police in Germany ahead of Mayday parades resulted in around fifty arrests last night. In Hamburg

Clashes between mostly left wing protesters and police in Germany ahead of Mayday parades resulted in around fifty arrests last night. In Hamburg

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Greeks hold mass May Day demonstrations

Thousands converge on the Greek capital to rally against government austerity measures. The mass May day protests in Athens have been called ahead

Thousands converge on the Greek capital to rally against government austerity measures. The mass May day protests in Athens have been called ahead

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BP under pressure as oil slick threatens coast

Bad weather conditions have been hampering efforts to contain the huge oil slick that has begun washing up along the Louisiana coast. Criticism

Bad weather conditions have been hampering efforts to contain the huge oil slick that has begun washing up along the Louisiana coast. Criticism

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Long queues as World Expo opens to public

Shanghai has opened the world’s biggest ever World Expo to the public, a celebration of global culture, the economy, science and technology. Over

Shanghai has opened the world’s biggest ever World Expo to the public, a celebration of global culture, the economy, science and technology. Over

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Experts warn US oil slick could rival Exxon Valdez disaster

The oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico is shaping up, experts say, to become the worst environmental disaster in US history. Crude oil’s pouring out

The oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico is shaping up, experts say, to become the worst environmental disaster in US history. Crude oil’s pouring out

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Shanghai Expo kicks off with razzamatazz

The world’s biggest ever Expo has opened in China. After years of preparation, Shanghai 2010 kicked off with all the possible razzamatazz and

The world’s biggest ever Expo has opened in China. After years of preparation, Shanghai 2010 kicked off with all the possible razzamatazz and

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Mass protest planned for May Day in Greece

The largest labour unions in Greece are planning a mass protest for May Day, against austerity measures proposed by the government. More than half

The largest labour unions in Greece are planning a mass protest for May Day, against austerity measures proposed by the government. More than half