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Friday, 13 April, 2001, 12:10 GMT 13:10 UK
Pick of the week

9 April - 15 April 2001

BBC News Online presents a round-up of some of the week's more remarkable stories covered by BBC correspondents.


A crewman from the American plane salutes officers in Honolulu
A crewman from the American plane salutes officers in Honolulu
China blamed for spy plane crash

Crew members of the US spy plane say a Chinese fighter pilot was responsible for the collision that brought their aircraft down.

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The rioting is now said to be under control
Police say the rioting is now under control
Cincinnati 'under control'

Heavily armed police and a dusk-to-dawn curfew contain rioting in the US city of Cincinnati, sparked by the fatal shooting of a black teenager.

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Tens of thousands were crammed into the stadium
Tens of thousands were crammed into the stadium
Inquiry into fatal stampede

An inquiry begins into the stampede at a South African football match that killed at least 43 people and injured 250 more.

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Golden Gate bridge, California
Californians find it hard to find love
Valley dates

Working hard and playing hard, the high-flyers of Silicon Valley are finding success is at their finger-tips, but true love is more elusive.

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The most famous man in the world
The most famous man in the world
Lift off

Soviet space pioneer Yuri Gagarin remains an icon in his homeland, as Russians mark the 40th anniversary of his historic flight.

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The Countess of Wessex
The Countess of Wessex
Sophie steps aside from PR post

The Countess of Wessex steps aside as chairman of R-JH Public Relations amid the controversy over her comments to an undercover journalist.

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Alan and Judith Kilshaw arrive at court
Alan and Judith Kilshaw arrive at court
Internet twins must return to the US

A High Court judge rules that the baby girls adopted over the internet by a British couple must return to their home in the US State of Missouri.

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John Lennon
John Lennon
Digitised day's night

In 1964 the Beatles showcased their music and mop-tops in their first film, " A Hard Day's Night". Now there is a chance to have the "Fab Four" experience all over again with digitally improved sound and vision. The BBC's Riz Lateef had a sneak preview.

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Elton John
Elton John
Sir Elton loses court case

Singer and songwriter Sir Elton John loses his multi-million pound court case over tour costs he claims he should not have paid. The singer now faces a legal costs bill of about 8m.

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