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05-15 Quake death toll could reach 50,000 Sichuan
C. 05-15 Investor launches Yahoo challenge San Francisco Bay Area
3. 05-15 Abbas pledge on 'catastrophe' day West Bank
E. 05-15 Abu Ghraib bomber was teenage boy Iraq
5. 05-15 Junta denies misusing cyclone aid Myanmar
6. 05-15 Farc rebel link files 'genuine' Colombia
7. 05-15 California lifts gay marriage ban California
I. 05-15 Iranian embassy employees shot Baghdad
J. 05-15 100 killed in pipeline fire Lagos, Nigeria

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May.15   Sichuan     Quake death toll could reach 50,000 Map of Sichuan
  The official death toll has now topped 19,500. But casualty figures from various cities indicate a higher number of dead


  San Francisco Bay Area Investor launches Yahoo challenge  The billionaire Carl Icahn has launched a battle to topple the Yahoo board and replace its 10 members with his own slate of directors

  West Bank Abbas pledge on 'catastrophe' day  Palestinian Authority President says he is determined to end Israel's occupation of Palestinian land, labelling it 'mankind's shame'

  Iraq Abu Ghraib bomber was teenage boy  Witnesses say the attacker was about 13 or 14 years old, ''wearing jeans, modern clothing and had a youngster's hair style'

  Myanmar Junta denies misusing cyclone aid  The ruling junta has denied claims that the military is holding back the best foreign aid and distributing low-quality supplies to survivors

Day News


  Colombia     Farc rebel link files 'genuine'
  Interpol says Colombian officials did not tamper with computers which they claim provide proof Venezuela financed Farc rebels


  California California lifts gay marriage ban  State top court has ruled that a law banning marriage between same-sex couples is unconstitutional

  Baghdad Iranian embassy employees shot  Gunmen in northern Baghdad fired on two SUVs carrying the five employees and driver

  Nigeria 100 killed in pipeline fire  Flames from a ruptured fuel pipeline swept through homes and a school in a village, killing about 100 people and injuring 20 others

Evening News


  Sichuan     President Hu Jintao visits quake area
Map of Sichuan
  Chinese President has flown to south-western Province, where it is feared up to 50,000 people may have died in the earthquake


  Myanmar     Storm aid frustrations grow  Top aid envoys are ramping up pressure on Burma, as reports suggest aid is still not reaching the region worst hit by Cyclone Nargis

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