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WASHINGTON: President Obama sacks the acting head of the IRS over a scandal sparked when officials unfairly targeted conservative groups. RAW. VID516998_EN


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SITTWE, MYANMAR/CHITTAGONG, BANGLADESH: Authorities scramble to evacuate hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people from the path of Cyclone Mahasen as it bears down on coastal regions of Bangladesh and Myanmar. RAW. TBA

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CHITTAGONG, BANGLADESH: In Bangladesh's second largest city residents evacuate their homes for cyclone shelters. RAW. VID516928_EN

SITTWE, MYANMAR: Cyclone triggers mass evacuations. RAW. VID516871_EN


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BAGA, NIGERIA: Nigeria's military announces the "massive" deployment of troops to its restive northeast, after the president declared a state of emergency in areas where Islamist insurgents have seized territory. RAW. TBC

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BAGA, NIGERIA: Nigeria announces the deployment of "massive" forces to its northeastern border regions. PKG. NSV - VID516791_EN / VOICED - VID516790_EN


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CANNES, FRANCE: Ten years after his success with "Swimming Pool", French director Francois Ozon returns to Cannes with "Jeune Et Jolie" ("Young & Beautiful"), a portrait of a 17-year-old girl and her budding sex life. RAW. News conference 1200 GMT. Red Carpet 2000 GMT

CANNES, FRANCE: Mexican director Amat Escalante presents "Heli", a tale of love and violence. RAW. News conference 1500 GMT. Red carpet 2200 GMT

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CANNES, FRANCE: A massive downpour greets the Cannes Film Festival's opening red carpet, for Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby". RAW. VID516922_EN, VID516952_EN

CANNES, FRANCE: Trailer and press conference for "The Great Gatsby" starring Leonardo DiCaprio, the opening film of the Cannes film festival. RAW.VID516747_EN (presser)

CANNES, FRANCE: Director Steven Spielberg says he found himself with "an open year" which allowed him to accept the Cannes Film Festival's invitation to head the jury. RAW. VID516775_EN



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PHNOM PENH: A ceiling collapse at a Cambodian shoe factory kills at least one worker, police say, with regional industrial safety in the spotlight after last month's disaster in Bangladesh. RAW. TBA

ISLAMABAD: Monitoring developments of efforts to form a new government. RAW. TBC

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GURGAON, INDIA: From despair to hope for Indian girl with swollen head. PKG. NSV - VID516934_EN / VOICED - VID516935_EN

NEW DELHI: A defendant on trial over a fatal gang-rape in New Delhi last December is critically ill after being attacked in prison. RAW. VID516852_EN


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LONDON: Interview with French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Drian following Mali donors' conference. TAW. TBC

PARIS: Francois Hollande holds a much-anticipated press conference one year after taking the reins of government. RAW. TBA

MARSEILLE, FRANCE: Continued coverage of the faulty breast implant firm PIP trial. RAW. 1400 GMT

LONDON: Creators of the critically acclaimed Cantina return with their new show Limbo, a circus-inspired spectacle, with acrobats, fire tricks and electric-acoustic music. RAW. 1000 GMT

BERLIN: Feminists demonstrate as Europe's first life-sized Barbie Dreamhouse opens in Berlin. RAW

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VARIOUS, FRANCE: France enters recession in the first quarter. STOCKSHOTS. VID493273_EN / RAW. VID516701_EN, VID516910_EN (Hollande, Barroso)

BRUSSELS: Hollande and European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso stress their commitment to cultural exceptions in free-trade negotiations with the US. RAW. VID516913_EN

GENEVA: Prestigious jeweller Harry Winston buys a new colourless, flawless diamond for a record $26.7 million at an auction. RAW. VID517003_EN

VIENNA: Nuclear talks between Iran and the UN atomic agency fail again. RAW. VID516944_EN


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HARARE: Congress of Movement for Democratic Change party. RAW. 1600 GMT

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NYAGATARE, RWANDA: Six dead in Rwanda building collapse as rescue ends. RAW. VID516904_EN

MARIKANA, SOUTH AFRICA: Thousands of mine workers remain on strike, while one union calls for the strike to end. RAW. VID516732_EN, VID516838_EN

BAMAKO: Mali welcomes French first lady Valerie Trierweiler for a tour of the war-torn nation. RAW. VID517011_EN


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DAMASCUS/ALEPPO, SYRIA: Monitoring of the conflict. RAW. TBC

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BAGHDAD: Bombings in Iraq kill 34 people as tensions fester between the Shiite Muslim-led government and the Sunni minority. VID516901_EN

NEW YORK: The UN General Assembly condemns the Syrian government's "escalation" of the country's war and backed the role of the opposition coalition in transition talks. RAW. VID516975_EN

PERSIAN GULF: Naval forces from more than 41 countries, including France and Germany, gathered in Bahrain -- across the Gulf from Iran -- to take part in a massive minesweeping exercise. RAW. VID516868_EN

RAMALLAH, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES: Hundreds of Palestinians march in Ramallah to commemorate the "Naqba" -- Arabic for catastrophe -- of Israel's creation. RAW. VID516847_EN


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WASHINGTON: Turkey's Erdogan meets with Obama at the White House. RAW. TBA

NEW YORK: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations. RAW. 2200 GMT

NEW YORK: A guitar played by Beatles John Lennon and George Harrison is among items up for auction Saturday at the Hard Rock Cafe. RAW. 0400 GMT

TYSON'S CORNER, VIRGINIA: Animals and the humans who love them convene at a "pet bloggers'" conference. RAW. 2100 GMT

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WASHINGTON: US Attorney General Eric Holder has said he recused himself from involvement in a case which has seen phone records secretly obtained under subpoena from the Associated Press wires service. RAW. VID516940_EN

LAS VEGAS: O.J. Simpson gives a blow-by-blow account of the night of a September 2007 casino hotel robbery for which he was jailed, as he seeks a retrial. RAW. VID516968_EN

GREENWICH, CONNECTICUT: As his US tour comes to an end, Prince Harry competes in a charity match at the Greenwich Polo Club. RAW. VID516991_EN


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LA PAZ: Workers and students besiege the presidential palace in the 10th day of strikes and demonstrations. RAW. VID516976_EN

CARACAS: Venezuela inaugurates a mausoleum that will hold the remains of the South American liberator Simon Bolivar. RAW. VID516813_EN

CARACAS: Supporters of Venezuelan Ilich Ramírez, known as Carlos the Jackal, protest in Caracas to demand his repatriation from Paris. RAW. VID516916_EN

ARICA, CHILE: Spanning 273 miles from northern Chile to Bolivia's commercial capital, the Arica-La Paz railway was a feat of engineering when it was built 100 years ago. Although the track was abandoned for many years, Chile has reopened its section to mark the centenary and hark back to the golden age of rail. RAW VID516920_EN

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SINGAPORE: Singapore soccer legend Aleksandar Duric warns match-fixing poses a major threat to the development of Asian football. RAW. TBA

SHANGHAI: British long jump Olympic gold medalist Greg Rutherford goes head-to-head with his two predecessors. RAW. TBA

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RIO DE JANEIRO: FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke praises the renovations in Rio's fabled Maracana during a visit despite earlier reports of delays to the stadium. RAW. VID516931_EN


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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA: If walls could talk, Philadelphia would be abuzz with the stories ringing out from its murals. The historic colonial city is home to the nation's biggest public art project, and redefining its urban fabric one mural at a time. PKG. 0500 GMT


BAMAKO: In the past marriages in Mali were almost a communal affair with parties often taking over the streets but it's all change now after new laws put in place in January outlawed public gatherings a knock-on effect of which is being felt by those who earn their living through weddings. PKG. NSV - VID516814_EN / VOICED - VID516815_EN

YWATHIT, MYANMAR: They call it "Old Man's Land". Ravaged by years of conflict and economic deprivation, Myanmar's southeastern Mon state is a place bereft of its young who flood over the border to Thailand to work. PKG. NSV - VID516636_EN / VOICED - VID516637_EN


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