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05-04 Libya appoints businessman as new PM Libya
2. 05-04 Odessa detainees freed after protest Odessa, Ukraine
D. 05-04 South Korean ferry death toll rises to 242 South Korea
4. 05-04 World rallies for kidnapped girls Los Angeles
F. 05-04 Nairobi buses 'hit by explosions' Thika road, Nairobi, Kenya
G. 05-04 Clippers reassert their identity in Game 7 win over the Warriors Los Angeles
7. 05-04 Gerry Adams to be freed in Jean McConville murder inquiry Northern Ireland
I. 05-04 S Sudan forces in Bentiu offensive Bentiu, Southern Sudan
J. 05-04 US acrobats injured in circus fall Providence, Rhode Island, New England

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May.4   Libya   Libya appoints businessman as new PM
  The Libyan parliament has elected a businessman, Ahmed Maitig, 42, to become the country's next prime minister, in a controversial vote


  Ukraine     Odessa detainees freed after protest Map of Odessa Ukraine
  Pro-Russian activists have attacked the police headquarters, forcing the release of several people held over deadly violence two days ago


  South Korea     South Korean ferry death toll rises to 242
  No one has been found alive since the day the ship sank. The work has become more difficult as divers have had to break through closed cabin doors


  Los Angeles     World rallies for kidnapped girls  Protesters took the streets again, adding to the international pressure on Nigeria do more to rescue more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by militants

  Kenya Nairobi buses 'hit by explosions'  Two explosions have been reported on buses in the Kenyan capital Nairobi and there are fears of casualties

  Los Angeles Clippers reassert their identity in Game 7 win over the Warriors  Blake Griffin scored 24 points and Los Angeles outlasted the Golden State to win their thrilling first-round playoff series

  Northern Ireland Gerry Adams to be freed in Jean McConville murder inquiry  Sinn Féin leader will be released from police custody after being held over a 1972 murder and a file will be sent to the Public Prosecution Service

  Southern Sudan S Sudan forces in Bentiu offensive  Government forces in South Sudan have launched an offensive on the strategic oil hub of Bentiu, after it was taken by rebels last month

Day News


  New England US acrobats injured in circus fall  Eleven people have been injured, one critically, after a group of female acrobats fell from an aerial platform at a circus in the US state of Rhode Island

  Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan in missing girls plea  President Goodluck Jonathan has admitted that Nigerian security forces still do not know where more than 200 abducted girls are being held

  Spain Ronaldo nets crucial golazo in La Liga title race  Atletico Madrid had one hand on the La Liga trophy but an unexpected 2-0 defeat at Levante has thrown the 3-way title race in Spain wide open again

  Tokyo Magnitude-6.0 quake near Tokyo; trains pause  The earthquake was located 61 miles (98 kilometers) south of Tokyo and at a depth of 96 miles. All of Tokyo's subway systems were briefly stopped

Evening News


  Donbass   Fears grow over Sloviansk offensive Map of Sloviansk Ukraine  Fears of an impending offensive by Ukrainian forces are growing in the pro-Russian stronghold of Sloviansk, sources inside the city say

  England Baltacha dies of liver cancer, aged 30  Former British number one tennis player Elena Baltacha has died of liver cancer, aged 30. Baltacha learned she had cancer in mid-January 2014

  Panama Outsider Varela wins Panama election  Opposition leader Juan Carlos Varela has won the presidential election in Panama with almost 40% of the votes

  Australia Malaysia plane's likely flight path gets 2nd look  A panel of experts will re-examine all data gathered in the nearly 2-month-old hunt to ensure search crews have been looking in the right place

San Francisco Bay Area , May 4, 2014 Timeline