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What happend on February 12th 2007

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Egypt releases 'rendition' cleric

Monday 12th of February 2007, 0:21
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A Muslim cleric allegedly kidnapped by CIA agents and tortured in Egypt has been released, his lawyer says.
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Portugal will legalise abortion

Monday 12th of February 2007, 1:42
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Portugal's prime minister says the country's parliament will legalise abortion despite a low referendum turnout.
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Strike shuts down technology hub

Monday 12th of February 2007, 5:17
related countries: India India
related places: Bangalore

Most of info-tech companies in India's technology hub Bangalore are closed by a general strike.
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Democrats wary over Iran claims

Monday 12th of February 2007, 5:36
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Iran Iran, United States United States

US Democrats urge caution after American officials say they have evidence that Iran is arming militants in Iraq.
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Eight 'rebels' die in sea attack

Monday 12th of February 2007, 5:50
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's navy says it has killed at least eight suspected Tamil Tiger rebels in a sea attack.
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Solomons demands mission deadline

Monday 12th of February 2007, 7:27
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Solomons government asks for a time-frame for the withdrawal of Australian-led peacekeepers.
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India aluminium firm buys Novelis

Monday 12th of February 2007, 7:27
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

India's largest aluminium producer, Hindalco, agrees to buy its US-Canadian rival Novelis for $5.9bn.
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Cricket: Sehwag in India squad

Monday 12th of February 2007, 7:58
related countries: India India

India include Virender Sehwag in their 15-man squad for next month's World Cup in the West Indies.
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Four jailed for Hong Kong attack

Monday 12th of February 2007, 8:14
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Four men have been jailed in Hong Kong for last year's attack on pro-democracy lawmaker Albert Ho.
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Argentina's last Jewish cowboys

Monday 12th of February 2007, 8:42
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Moises Ville

Daniel Schweimler visits Moises Ville in the Argentine pampas and discovers how Jewish gauchos came to this overwhelmingly Roman Catholic country.
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Heavy blasts rock Somali capital

Monday 12th of February 2007, 10:15
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

Three people are killed in the heaviest explosions in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, this year.
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US 'not to repeat Afghan errors'

Monday 12th of February 2007, 10:19
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The US will not repeat its error of letting extremists take over Afghanistan, Defence Secretary Robert Gates says.
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Meinhof gang killer to be freed

Monday 12th of February 2007, 10:54
related countries: Germany Germany

A former member of the Baader-Meinhof gang is to be freed on probation after serving 24 years in jail.
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New neglect case shocks Austria

Monday 12th of February 2007, 11:42
related countries: Austria Austria

A row erupts in Austria over three girls who were cut off from the outside world by their mother for seven years.
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Australia PM slams US candidate

Monday 12th of February 2007, 11:50
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United States United States

Australian PM John Howard says al-Qaeda should be praying for Barack Obama to win the US presidency.
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Tehran rejects US weapons claims

Monday 12th of February 2007, 12:09
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Iran Iran, United States United States

Iran describes allegations by the US that it has been supplying Iraqi militias with weapons as baseless.
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Iran's president attacks US claims

Monday 12th of February 2007, 13:05
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Tehran

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad condemns US accusations that Tehran is fomenting violence in Iraq.
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Top Saddam aide sentenced to hang

Monday 12th of February 2007, 13:30
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's High Court sentences the former vice-president to death for his role in the killings of 148 Shia villagers.
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US urges N Korea to make decision

Monday 12th of February 2007, 14:51
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

The chief US negotiator says the onus is on N Korea to reach a deal at talks on its nuclear programme.
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Cricket: Gilchrist misses Cup start

Monday 12th of February 2007, 15:29
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist is to miss the start of the World Cup to attend the birth of his third child, according to reports.
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Oil spill trial opens in France

Monday 12th of February 2007, 15:56
related countries: France France

France begins a trial over the 1999 Erika oil spill - one of the country's worst environmental disasters.
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Zimbabwe inflation nears 1,600%

Monday 12th of February 2007, 15:58
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Inflation hits a record annual rate of 1,593.6% as Zimbabwe faces chronic food and fuel shortages.
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Dozens killed in Baghdad blasts

Monday 12th of February 2007, 16:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

At least 76 people are killed in a series of bomb attacks in market areas of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
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Turkey moved from UK 'was safe'

Monday 12th of February 2007, 16:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Cooked turkey products exported from the UK presented no risk, the government says.
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Blast close to US base in Japan

Monday 12th of February 2007, 17:12
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States
related places: Tokyo

A small blast takes place near a US military base south of Tokyo, causing no casualties.
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Italy foils 'arms for Iraq plot'

Monday 12th of February 2007, 17:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Italy Italy

A gang that had intended to smuggle weapons to Iraq has been broken up, Italian police say.
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Iran 'does not fear attack by US'

Monday 12th of February 2007, 17:27
related countries: United States United States

Iran's President Ahmadinejad warns the US any attack on his country will be "severely punished".
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Indian rivals hail Vodafone deal

Monday 12th of February 2007, 17:39
related countries: India India

Rival Indian telecoms firms greet Vodafone's purchase of Hutchison Essar as good news for the country.
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Uncircumcised pupils sent home

Monday 12th of February 2007, 18:14
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A Kenyan secondary school sends home 20 boys because they were not circumcised, in case they are bullied.
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Italy raids 'Red Brigades' group

Monday 12th of February 2007, 18:48
related countries: Italy Italy

Police arrest 15 people across north Italy suspected of trying to revive the Red Brigades urban guerrilla group.
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Canada vows $1.3bn green fund

Monday 12th of February 2007, 18:59
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces a new $1.3bn fund to combat climate change.
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Migrant ship docks in Mauritania

Monday 12th of February 2007, 19:19
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

Hundreds of migrants come ashore in Mauritania, after spending a week off the coast on a stricken ship.
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Violence as Guinea strike resumes

Monday 12th of February 2007, 20:50
related countries: Guinea Guinea

Clashes in Guinea reportedly leave at least nine protesters dead, as a strike urging the president to quit resumes.
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Japan's commercial whaling push

Monday 12th of February 2007, 21:21
related countries: Japan Japan

Pro-whaling countries meet in Japan to plan the lifting of the global moratorium on commercial hunting.
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Cricket: Tuffey earns NZ recall

Monday 12th of February 2007, 22:28
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Seamer Daryl Tuffey is named in New Zealand's World Cup squad after a two-year absence from the team.
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Key Farc role in US cocaine trade

Monday 12th of February 2007, 22:29
related countries: Colombia Colombia, United States United States

Much of the cocaine entering the US passes through the hands of Colombia's Farc rebels, a US official says.
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Mozambicans flee floods

Monday 12th of February 2007, 22:40
related countries: Mozambique Mozambique

Heavy flooding forces 60,000 people to be evacuated in Mozambique, while 100,000 others are at risk.
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Palestinian PM urges boycott end

Monday 12th of February 2007, 23:57
related countries: United States United States

Palestinian PM and Hamas leader Ismail Haniya urges the US and EU to lift their boycott of the Palestinian Authority.
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