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Fidel Castro recovering, says son

Friday 16th of February 2007, 1:14
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Castro

Cuban leader Fidel Castro is making a satisfactory recovery from intestinal surgery, says his son.
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Verdict due in Turkey bomb trial

Friday 16th of February 2007, 1:33
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A verdict is expected in a trial of 73 men charged with a wave of suicide bombings in Turkey in 2003.
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US releases details against Hicks

Friday 16th of February 2007, 4:33
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United States United States
related places: Hicks

The US military releases details of its case against David Hicks, an Australian held at Guantanamo Bay.
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Afghan leader in key Rome talks

Friday 16th of February 2007, 4:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Italy Italy
related places: Rome

President Hamid Karzai is meeting the Italian prime minister to discuss the fight against Afghan militants.
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Cuba bomb suspect faces US trial

Friday 16th of February 2007, 5:00
related countries: United States United States

An anti-Castro militant wanted for a plane bombing, faces trial in the US on immigration charges.
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N Korea marks leader's birthday

Friday 16th of February 2007, 5:46
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea celebrates Kim Jong-il's 65th birthday, amid recent progress over plans for nuclear disarmament.
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Kazakh medic HIV trial under way

Friday 16th of February 2007, 7:04
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

The trial of 21 medical workers allegedly linked to an HIV outbreak is under way in Kazakhstan.
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Cricket: NZ too hot for Australia

Friday 16th of February 2007, 7:21
related countries: Australia Australia

Shane Bond takes 5-23 as Australia crash to their first ever 10-wicket loss in one-day internationals.
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US mulls move on China piracy

Friday 16th of February 2007, 7:27
related countries: United States United States, China China

The US considers complaining to the WTO about what it says is Chinese intellectual piracy.
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Cricket: Brett Lee injured

Friday 16th of February 2007, 7:38
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Australia Australia

Australia pace bowler Brett Lee is uncertain whether he will be able to play in the World Cup.
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Death sentences for India burning

Friday 16th of February 2007, 7:55
related countries: India India

A court in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu sentences three political activists to death for killing three female students.
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'Plotter' fears E Guinea torture

Friday 16th of February 2007, 8:44
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Lawyers for a British alleged mercenary, who Equatorial Guinea wants to extradite, say he could face torture.
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Colombian politician is arrested

Friday 16th of February 2007, 9:34
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A Colombian senator is arrested, suspected of links to the country's paramilitary groups.
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US Democrats warn Bush on Iran

Friday 16th of February 2007, 9:57
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Top Democrats in the US warn President Bush he does not have the authority to go to war with Iran
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UN warns of Chad genocide

Friday 16th of February 2007, 10:05
related countries: Chad Chad

Violence in Chad could turn into a genocide, the UN says, as the country signs a peace pact with its neighbours.
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US rejects Masri wounding claim

Friday 16th of February 2007, 10:57
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US military sources say they do not believe report that the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq has been wounded.
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Japan urged to 'use Greenpeace'

Friday 16th of February 2007, 11:04
related countries: Japan Japan, New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Tokyo

New Zealand calls on Tokyo to accept Greenpeace's offer to tow its stricken whaling ship from the Antarctic.
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Friday 16th of February 2007, 13:04
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's navy says it has recovered claymore mine parts after sinking two Tamil Tiger boats.
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Libel damages for US actress Diaz

Friday 16th of February 2007, 13:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Diaz

Actress Cameron Diaz accepts "substantial" libel damages from a US tabloid over claims she had an affair.
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Setback for Church conservatives

Friday 16th of February 2007, 13:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Church

Conservative Anglicans suffer a setback in their efforts to expel the US Church over its liberal stance on homosexuality.
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Egyptian woman dies of bird flu

Friday 16th of February 2007, 14:02
related countries: Egypt Egypt

An Egyptian woman dies of bird flu, bringing the number of confirmed deaths from the virus in Egypt to 13.
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Mauritania pilot outwits hijacker

Friday 16th of February 2007, 15:22
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania, Spain Spain

A Mauritanian pilot made a rough landing so passengers and crew could overpower a hijacker, Spanish officials say.
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BBC urged to resist website ads

Friday 16th of February 2007, 15:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A group representing UK media companies calls on the BBC Trust not to allow adverts on its international websites.
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Bomb kills polio health official

Friday 16th of February 2007, 15:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A senior health official working to eradicate polio in north-west Pakistan is killed in a bomb attack.
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Madrid trial suspects deny guilt

Friday 16th of February 2007, 15:49
related countries: Spain Spain

Two more key suspects in the trial of 29 people over the 2004 Madrid train bombings deny involvement.
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King of Nepal is stoned by crowd

Friday 16th of February 2007, 16:24
related countries: Nepal Nepal
related places: Kathmandu

Nepal's King Gyanendra comes under attack from a stone-throwing crowd in the capital, Kathmandu.
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Italy orders CIA kidnapping trial

Friday 16th of February 2007, 16:51
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Italy Italy, United States United States

A Milan judge orders the trial of 26 US citizens and seven Italians over the alleged kidnap of an Egyptian imam.
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Bosnian Serb jailed for 34 years

Friday 16th of February 2007, 16:59
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

A former Bosnian Serb paramilitary leader is sentenced to 34 years for wartime murder and rape.
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Weapons entering Guinea, PM warns

Friday 16th of February 2007, 18:04
related countries: Guinea Guinea

Unnamed groups are bringing arms into Guinea, which remains under martial law, the new prime minister says.
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Indonesia halts bird flu boycott

Friday 16th of February 2007, 18:53
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia resumes sharing its bird flu samples in a deal that ensures developing nations have access to new vaccines.
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Paraglider survives 32,000ft fall

Friday 16th of February 2007, 19:48
related countries: Germany Germany

A German paragliding champion survives being sucked into a thunderstorm that pulled her higher than Mount Everest.
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Cricket: Oram to miss cup clash

Friday 16th of February 2007, 22:02
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand all-rounder Jacob Oram will miss the start of the World Cup after fracturing a finger.
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Clashes reported in Iranian city

Friday 16th of February 2007, 23:31
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Zahedan

Police and militants clash in the Iranian city of Zahedan following an explosion, state media report.
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