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Friday, 4 May, 2001, 17:19 GMT 18:19 UK
Pick of the Week

30 April - 6 May 2001

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


Dramatic bus hijack

The white bus as it crashes into other vehicles
The white bus as it crashes into other vehicles

An armed man hijacks a bus on the streets of Los Angeles, leaving a woman dead and six other people injured after it crashes into a car park. The hijacker was captured by police, but not until he had caused the bus to crash into a parking lot.


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Best's booze battle

George Best in reflective mood
George Best in reflective mood

In an exclusive interview George Best, the former Manchester United footballing legend, talks about his fight against alcoholism to BBC Northern Ireland. Best acknowledges that he had resumed drinking for a brief period in March and that it almost killed him.


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Final destination

Dennis Tito will remain on the station for six days
Dennis Tito will remain on the station for six days

Dennis Tito, the world's first space tourist, is welcomed on board the international space station by American astronauts. He and two Russian cosmonauts crossed over after their Soyuz spacecraft docked with the station.


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Mad Elks

'New BSE' strikes US deer population
'New BSE' strikes US deer population

America's deer population is being struck down by a version of Mad Cow disease. The health authorities say there is no risk to humans and that it is safe to continue eating venison. However, some experts believe the disease may have already killed several people.


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White extremist guilty of black deaths


Forty-years after a bomb killed four black youngsters in Alabama, Thomas Blanton Jnr, a former member of the Ku Klux Klan, is found guilty of their murders.


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Fight club

Shooting at targets on the course
Shooting at targets on the course

In Israel a new training camp for bodyguards has been opened. It trains men and women to deal with the most dangerous situations. The BBC's Ade Akintonwa reports.
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