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AFP 1900 GMT news advisory

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Duty editor: Dave Clark

Tel: +1 202 414 0541

+ US charges three students in Boston bomb plot

+ May Day worker's protests around the world

+ Venezuelan opposition challenges election result

-- TOP STORIES --

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BOSTON, Massachusetts

Three 19-year-old students -- two Kazakhs and an American -- are charged with covering up for one of the alleged Boston bombers by throwing out his fireworks and laptop and giving false statements to police.

500 words 2000 GMT.

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MADRID

Protesters stage traditional May Day rallies in several countries in the crisis-wracked eurozone, while fury erupts in Bangladesh after a deadly building collapse and police and demonstrators clash in Turkey.

650 words 2030 GMT by Sylvie Groult. Picture. Video. Graphic

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CARACAS

Venezuela opposition leader Henrique Capriles announces he will formally contest results from last month's presidential poll, as both sides hold rival May Day rallies in Caracas.

600 words 2000 GMT by Valeria Pacheco. Picture. Video.

-- AMERICAS --

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WASHINGTON

Around 100,000 people will be chosen from several million hopefuls to get a US Green Card, in what could be the last year of an annual lottery, slated to vanish under proposed reforms.

500 words 2000 GMT by Ivan Couronne

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WASHINGTON

The Federal Reserve holds its easy-money policies in place as the economy endures government spending cuts, and offers the possibility of even greater monetary easing if growth weakens.

600 words 2130 GMT by Veronica Smith. File picture

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LA PAZ

President Evo Morales announces the expulsion of USAID from Bolivia, accusing the US development agency of meddling in the country's internal affairs in a new souring of often-tense relations.

675 words moved by Raul Burgoa

-- MIDDLE EAST --

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says an Israeli withdrawal will not bring peace with the Palestinians because the heart of the conflict is their refusal to recognise Israel as a Jewish state.

750 words 1930 GMT by Hazel Ward. Graphic

 

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BAGHDAD

Violence in Iraq rises sharply in April, killing 460 people, according to AFP figures, as May starts off with attacks that leave 13 people dead, including six police and four anti-Qaeda fighters.

650 words moved by W.G. Dunlop

-- ASIA --

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DHAKA

Bangladesh rescuers say more than 500 people have likely died in a garment factory block that collapsed last week as the pope condemns the use of "slave labour" in the local clothing industry.

750 words moved by Shafiq Alam. Picture. Video. Graphic

Also moved: Bangladesh-building-disaster-textile,PROFILE

Bangladesh-building-disaster-textile-retail,FOCUS

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KATHMANDU

A new account of a brawl on Mount Everest says one of the foreign climbers involved swore at Nepalese guides and even challenged them to a fight.

700 words moved by Kyle Knight. File Picture

-- EUROPE --

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MOSCOW

Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov suffers a spectacular horseriding accident at the weekend, seen in Internet videos, but state media in the isolated Central Asian state maintain strict silence on the incident.

550 words moved by Stuart Williams. File picture

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