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Spain in danger of Eurovision disqualification after scheduling snafu at RTVE

The Spanish national broadcaster, RTVE, is in danger of indirectly disqualifying its own Eurovision entrant, former Operación Triunfo finalist Soraya Arnelas, 26, who is already in Moscow, Russia awaiting the final round on Saturday.

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Recession hits Australian asbestos victims fund

Recession hits Australian asbestos victims fund

Asbestos victims seeking their retribution payment of $350 million from the Asbestos Injuries Compensation Fund are approaching the Australian government following an admission from James Hardie compensation fund trustees stating they are unable to pay the victims in lump sums due to the recession.

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Rights group in Afghanistan investigating claim of US use of phosphorus bombs

Rights group in Afghanistan investigating claim of US use of phosphorus bombs

The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission is investigating claims that the United States used white phosphorus bombs in an attack against Taliban militants on May 4. The attack is reported to have killed over 100 civilians.

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Moscow celebrates Victory Day with military parade

Moscow celebrates Victory Day with military parade

Residents of Moscow celebrated Victory Day, a holiday commemorating Russia's triumph over Nazi Germany at the end of World War II. Military parades and fireworks were part of the day's festivities.

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Past Eurovision contestants give advice to this year's performers, speculate on who will win

Past Eurovision contestants give advice to this year's performers, speculate on who will win

Eight past singers from eight different countries talk to Wikinews about their favorite Eurovision moments, what advice they give to the performers this Eurovision week, and who they think will take home the grand prize.

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NASA launches Space Shuttle Atlantis

NASA launches Space Shuttle Atlantis

Just after 2 p.m. EDT (1800 UTC) Tuesday, the Space Shuttle Atlantis lifted off above Florida on its two day journey to the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) to embark on repairs.

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Wikinews Shorts: May 11, 2009

Wikinews Shorts: May 11, 2009

A compilation of brief news reports for Monday, May 11, 2009: United States reports third death from H1N1 swine flu and Boston trolleys crash.

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44 dead and over 300,000 homeless after flooding in Brazil

Floods affecting five states in northeastern Brazil have left hundreds of thousands homeless and have taken 44 lives.

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