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Mayweather-Pacquiao tickets gone in 60 secondsMayweather-Pacquiao tickets gone in 60 seconds

LAS VEGAS -- Tickets for the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight sold out in less than a minute, immediately appearing on resale sites for over $100,000.

Euro leaders “declaring war on smugglers”Euro leaders “declaring war on smugglers”

BRUSSELS -- EU leaders have agreed to triple funding for search and rescue missions in the Mediterranean and to target smuggling operations and smugglers’ boats.


Bird flu outbreak sweeps across U.S.Bird flu outbreak sweeps across U.S.

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Two highly pathogenic forms of avian flu have been identified in 13 U.S. states and led to the extermination of more than 7 million birds.

Friday: 25 years of the Hubble Space TelescopeFriday: 25 years of the Hubble Space Telescope

SPACE -- On Friday Nasa’s Hubble – the first major optical telescope to be placed in space – celebrates 25 years of astonishing scientific discovery.


Advanced seaplanes could ease airport pressureAdvanced seaplanes could ease airport pressure

LONDON -- Futuristic trans-Atlantic seaplanes could be the answer to growing pressure on commercial airlines, according to research by Imperial College engineers.

Germany to recognise Armenian genocideGermany to recognise Armenian genocide

LONDON -- Friday will mark 100 years since an estimated 1.5 million Armenians died at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in one of the darkest periods of the 20th Century.


Coen brothers to chair at Cannes Film FestivalCoen brothers to chair at Cannes Film Festival

CANNES -- The Cannes Film Festival begins on May 13 with a jury chaired by Joel and Ethan Coen. Seventeen films are in competition for the prestigious Palme d’Or.

Tesco adds to worst British corporate lossesTesco adds to worst British corporate losses

LONDON -- Britain's embattled retailer Tesco reported an annual loss of 6.4 billion pounds ($9.5 billion) on Wednesday – one of the worst in British corporate history.


Apr 25: Gallipoli centenaryApr 25: Gallipoli centenary

TURKEY -- Saturday marks 100 years since the start of the Gallipoli Campaign in World War I, marked in Australia and New Zealand as Anzac Day.

Apr 29: Japan's Abe to address U.S. CongressApr 29: Japan's Abe to address U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON -- Progress toward a 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is key for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's U.S. visit starting April 28.


Polls find UK's Labour and Tories neck-and-neckPolls find UK's Labour and Tories neck-and-neck

LONDON -- The four most recent opinion polls suggest Britain’s Labour and Conservative parties are neck-and-neck ahead of the May 7 general election.

Hamas cracks down on Islamic State in GazaHamas cracks down on Islamic State in Gaza

GAZA CITY -- Hamas is trying to clamp down on jihadist activity in the Gaza Strip amid claims and indications of Islamic State-related activity in the territory.


WhatsApp crosses 800m monthly active usersWhatsApp crosses 800m monthly active users

SAN FRANCISCO -- The CEO of Facebook-owned WhatsApp claims that the mobile messaging service is now accessed by 800 million users worldwide each month.

Avengers: Age of Ultron hits screens worldwideAvengers: Age of Ultron hits screens worldwide

LONDON -- Marvel’s new Cinematic Universe movie Avengers: Age of Ultron will be progressively released over a week starting Wednesday.


World Agenda for May available nowWorld Agenda for May available now

LONDON -- Each month Graphic News moves a World Agenda -- an illustrated diary of upcoming events -- in both print format and as an inteactive version.

Pakistan-China trade and transport  dealPakistan-China trade and transport deal

ISLAMABAD -- Chinese President Xi Jinping is to launch infrastructure projects worth $46bn on a visit to Pakistan as China challenges the U.S. as the dominant regional power.


EU holds migrant boat crisis talks as deaths mountEU holds migrant boat crisis talks as deaths mount

LUXEMBOURG -- New distress calls have been received from migrant boats in the Mediterranean, as EU ministers met in Luxembourg to discuss the crisis.

Japan's maglev train breaks world speed recordJapan's maglev train breaks world speed record

TOKYO -- Japan has set a world record of 603km/h (373mph) for a seven-car maglev train, just days after it broke its previous 12-year-old record.


Champions League semi-final drawChampions League semi-final draw

NYON -- Barcelona come face-to-face with former boss Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich while defending Champions Real Madrid take on Juventus.

Apr 26: Portuguese rivals in top of table clashApr 26: Portuguese rivals in top of table clash

LISBON -- Benfica and Porto meet at the Estadio da Luz in a match that could prove to be crucial, with only three points separating the teams and five games remaining.


May 2: David Beckham celebrates 40th birthdayMay 2: David Beckham celebrates 40th birthday

LONDON -- One of the world’s most recognisable men, the former football superstar David Beckham celebrates his fortieth birthday on May 2.

May 8-10: F1 Spanish GPMay 8-10: F1 Spanish GP

BARCELONA -- With three wins out of four so far for Lewis Hamilton, the Mercedes bandwagon rolls on to the Circuit de Catalunya -- where Hamilton also won last year.


Apr 23: Europa League quarter-finalsApr 23: Europa League quarter-finals

NAPLES -- No team has ever recovered from a three goal deficit in the Europa League but Wolfsburg must beat the odds after the Italians’ emphatic victory.

May 9: Cycling Giro d’ItaliaMay 9: Cycling Giro d’Italia

SAN LORENZO AL MARE -- The Giro d’Italia, first of cycling’s Grand Tours, starts in San Lorenzo al Mare and will conclude in Milan three weeks – and 3,492km – later.


Apr 26: 35th London MarathonApr 26: 35th London Marathon

LONDON -- Over 35,000 runners expected to participate, including course record holder and 2014 champion Wilson Kipsang and current world record holder Dennis Kimetto.

May 1-17: Ice Hockey World ChampionshipMay 1-17: Ice Hockey World Championship

PRAGUE -- Sixteen teams will contest the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in the Czech Republic, with the hosts facing Sweden in their opening match.


May 2: Biggest fight in historyMay 2: Biggest fight in history

LAS VEGAS -- The best fighters of their generation meet as Floyd Mayweather puts his unbeaten record on the line against Manny Pacquiao.

May 9: Formula E Monte Carlo raceMay 9: Formula E Monte Carlo race

MIAMI -- Round 5 of the Formula E 2014-15 season will be held at the Miami Circuit in the U.S. on March 15. Lucas di Grassi goes into the race with a 10-point lead.


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