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US House rejects Bush Iraq plan

Saturday 17th of February 2007, 2:35
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Bush

US lawmakers adopt a non-binding motion opposing President Bush's deployment of extra troops in Iraq.
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Seven jailed for Turkey bombings

Saturday 17th of February 2007, 3:00
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A court in Turkey sentences seven people to life in jail for the 2003 Istanbul bombings that killed 58 people.
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Japan turns down Greenpeace help

Saturday 17th of February 2007, 8:25
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Japan Japan

Japan rejects New Zealand's plea to allow Greenpeace to tow a stricken whaling ship out of Antarctic waters.
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Cricket: India win series

Saturday 17th of February 2007, 11:27
related countries: India India, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Yuvraj Singh hits 95 and Sourav Ganguly 58 as India beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets to win the one-day series 2-1.
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Pakistani suicide bomb kills 15

Saturday 17th of February 2007, 11:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Quetta

A suicide bomb in a courtroom in the Pakistani city of Quetta has killed at least 15 people, police say.
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The growing power of Nigeria's gangs

Saturday 17th of February 2007, 12:01
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Niger Niger

As Nigeria prepares for elections, militant commander Soboma George tells Alex Last the influence of armed groups in the Niger Delta is growing.
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The growing power of Nigeria's gangs

Saturday 17th of February 2007, 12:01
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Niger Niger

As Nigeria prepares for elections, militant commander Soboma George tells Alex Last the influence of armed groups in the Niger Delta is growing.
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Unsung heroes of Afghanistan

Saturday 17th of February 2007, 12:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

On a recent visit to Afghanistan, Paul Adams learns what life is like for those away from the battlefields.
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Eastwood receives French honour

Saturday 17th of February 2007, 13:55
related countries: France France, United States United States
related places: Legion

US director Clint Eastwood is awarded France's highest civilian distinction, the Legion d'honneur.
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China lets Aids activist visit US

Saturday 17th of February 2007, 14:44
related countries: United States United States

China is to allow a critic of its HIV/Aids policy to receive an award in the US - a reversal of its earlier stance.
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US Spector trial to be televised

Saturday 17th of February 2007, 15:29
related countries: United States United States

Full TV coverage of the murder trial of producer Phil Spector will be allowed, says a US judge.
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Ukraine crash due to pilot error

Saturday 17th of February 2007, 16:40
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia

An official inquiry into the crash of a Russian passenger plane over Ukraine says pilot error is to blame
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Italians march in US base protest

Saturday 17th of February 2007, 18:47
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States

Thousands march in Vicenza in north-east Italy against the planned expansion of a US army base.
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Rice reviews Iraq security plan

Saturday 17th of February 2007, 18:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Kirkuk, Baghdad

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says Iraq's security plan has started well, as she visits Baghdad.
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US Senate blocks vote on Iraq war

Saturday 17th of February 2007, 19:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Senate Republicans block a motion attacking President Bush's Iraq troop boost, a day after the House passed it.
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Lesotho holds legislative polls

Saturday 17th of February 2007, 19:55
related countries: Lesotho Lesotho

The southern African kingdom of Lesotho votes in what is expected to be a closely fought parliamentary election.
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Security high for Rio revellers

Saturday 17th of February 2007, 21:07
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Rio de Janeiro

The annual carnival celebrations kick off in Brazil, with security high in Rio after recent violent crime episodes.
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Union leaders shun Guinea talks

Saturday 17th of February 2007, 21:17
related countries: Guinea Guinea

Union leaders in Guinea say emergency powers imposed on Monday must be relaxed before they enter talks.
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French wartime collaborator dead

Saturday 17th of February 2007, 22:00
related countries: France France

Convicted French Nazi collaborator Maurice Papon dies, aged 96, days after undergoing heart surgery,
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HIV medics appeal sentence

Saturday 17th of February 2007, 23:14
related countries: Libya Libya

Lawyers for foreign medics sentenced to death in Libya for infecting children with HIV launch appeals.
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