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Marine jailed over Iraqi murder

Sunday 18th of February 2007, 5:48
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A US marine is sentenced to eight years in prison for his role in the murder of an Iraqi civilian in Hamdaniya.
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Cricket: Australia lose again

Sunday 18th of February 2007, 7:40
related countries: South Africa South Africa, New Zealand New Zealand, Australia Australia

Australia are replaced by South Africa at the top of the one-day rankings after losing to New Zealand.
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Hicks to return home 'this year'

Sunday 18th of February 2007, 11:35
related countries: Australia Australia, United States United States

The Australian detainee at the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay could be home by the end of the year.
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Cradles plan for unwanted girls

Sunday 18th of February 2007, 11:56
related countries: India India

The Indian government is planning to set up a network of cradles where parents can leave unwanted baby girls.
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Iraqis take Basra security lead

Sunday 18th of February 2007, 12:20
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The operation to hand over frontline security in Basra to Iraqi forces has been "successful", Tony Blair says.
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China film wins top Berlin award

Sunday 18th of February 2007, 14:05
related countries: Germany Germany

Tuya's Marriage, a Chinese drama about a herdswoman from Inner Mongolia, wins top prize at Berlin's film festival.
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US troops killed in chopper crash

Sunday 18th of February 2007, 14:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Eight US troops are killed and 14 wounded in a helicopter crash in south-eastern Afghanistan, officials say.
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Zimbabwe's MDC rally stopped

Sunday 18th of February 2007, 14:56
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: Harare

Zimbabwean police use tear-gas and water cannon to prevent an opposition rally from going ahead in Harare.
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Football: Warning for Liverpool

Sunday 18th of February 2007, 15:00
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez says the club will fine any player found to have breached club rules in Portugal.
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Guyana ends Severn Trent contract

Sunday 18th of February 2007, 15:57
related countries: Guyana Guyana

Severn Trent's deal to manage Guyana's water supply ends early but it says the move was "amicable".
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Three dead in Thailand bombings

Sunday 18th of February 2007, 16:49
related countries: Thailand Thailand

At least three people are killed and scores injured in a series of bombs in Thailand's restive south, police say.
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Western eyes on Albanian polls

Sunday 18th of February 2007, 17:58
related countries: Albania Albania, United States United States

Albanians vote in municipal polls that are being closely watched by the EU and the United States.
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American hostage freed in Nigeria

Sunday 18th of February 2007, 18:38
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United States United States
related places: Delta

An American engineer and his Nigerian driver, who were taken hostage in Nigeria's Delta region, are freed.
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India police probe baby bone find

Sunday 18th of February 2007, 19:00
related countries: India India

Indian police question two hospital workers after 390 pieces of bone from newborns or foetuses are found.
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Fiery launch for Chinese new year

Sunday 18th of February 2007, 19:06
related countries: China China

China's highly auspicious year of the golden pig gets off to an explosive start, with massive firework displays.
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Baghdad car bombs leave 60 dead

Sunday 18th of February 2007, 19:34
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria, Iran Iran

More than 60 people die in three bombs in Baghdad, in the deadliest attacks since a new security operation began.
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US and Israel 'back boycott plan'

Sunday 18th of February 2007, 20:01
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

The US and Israel will shun a Palestinian unity government unless it recognises Israel, Ehud Olmert says.
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Israel's chief of police resigns

Sunday 18th of February 2007, 22:32
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's police chief resigns after a government commission says he should go over alleged misconduct.
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Guinea curfew eased

Sunday 18th of February 2007, 23:44
related countries: Guinea Guinea

The authorities in Guinea reduce a curfew imposed under martial law, as anti-government protests subside.
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