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New Jersey begins gay 'weddings'

Tuesday 20th of February 2007, 0:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gay

Gay couples in New Jersey get new legal rights as it becomes the latest US state to offer civil unions.
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US soldier killed in Afghanistan

Tuesday 20th of February 2007, 4:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

An American soldier is killed in fighting in eastern Afghanistan, the US military says.
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Rumsfeld 'worst' - top Republican

Tuesday 20th of February 2007, 5:10
related countries: United States United States

Senior Republican John McCain says Donald Rumsfeld was one of the worst defence secretaries the US has had.
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Ex-hostage is Colombia minister

Tuesday 20th of February 2007, 6:45
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia's head names a new foreign minister, weeks after he escaped from six years as a captive of Farc rebels.
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N Korea 'hit by measles epidemic'

Tuesday 20th of February 2007, 7:07
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The Red Cross says a measles epidemic in North Korea has killed four people and infected some 3,000.
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Two die in Sri Lanka air strikes

Tuesday 20th of February 2007, 7:20
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan air force bombs a Tamil Tiger rebel training camp in the north, says defence ministry.
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Cricket: NZ beat Australia

Tuesday 20th of February 2007, 9:15
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Australia Australia

Craig McMillan's rapid century eclipses Matthew Hayden's record 181 as New Zealand chase 350 for victory.
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Bird flu outbreak in Pakistan zoo

Tuesday 20th of February 2007, 9:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

An outbreak of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu kills four peacocks and a goose in an Islamabad zoo.
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Gunmen target Mexican politician

Tuesday 20th of February 2007, 9:43
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico
related places: Nuevo Laredo

Gunmen seriously injure a Mexican congressman in Nuevo Laredo, a city on the US border plagued by violence.
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Most premature baby to go home

Tuesday 20th of February 2007, 9:48
related countries: United States United States

A baby believed to have spent the shortest time in her mother's womb is set to leave hospital in the US.
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Cheney set to hold US-Japan talks

Tuesday 20th of February 2007, 9:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Japan Japan, United States United States
related places: Tokyo

US Vice-President Dick Cheney arrives in Tokyo to discuss regional security issues and Iraq.
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Gay ultimatum for US Anglicans

Tuesday 20th of February 2007, 10:22
related countries: United States United States

The American Episcopal church is given till September to comply with demands on its attitude to homosexuality.
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US 'Iran attack plans' revealed

Tuesday 20th of February 2007, 10:28
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

US contingency plans for possible air strikes on Iran include most of its military infrastructure, the BBC learns.
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Australia pulls plug on old bulbs

Tuesday 20th of February 2007, 10:56
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia plans to ditch traditional incandescent filament light bulbs in favour of a greener alternative.
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Fresh violence rocks Iraq capital

Tuesday 20th of February 2007, 11:05
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Five US soldiers are killed by insurgents in Iraq in the past day, as a series of explosions leave another 11 dead.
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Kenya's 'most wanted' shot dead

Tuesday 20th of February 2007, 11:09
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

Police kill a man believed to be behind a string of murders and armed robberies in Nairobi.
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Philippines approves terror bill

Tuesday 20th of February 2007, 11:21
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippine Congress passes a controversial anti-terror bill aimed at tackling militants in the south.
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Japan probes 'man kept in cage'

Tuesday 20th of February 2007, 11:48
related countries: Japan Japan

Officials in Japan investigate reports nursing home residents have been restrained and, in one case, kept in a cage.
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Salvador politicians found dead

Tuesday 20th of February 2007, 11:48
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

The bodies of three politicians from El Salvador and their driver are found in a bullet-riddled car in Guatemala.
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Nigerian VP 'cannot be removed'

Tuesday 20th of February 2007, 11:50
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A court rules President Olusegun Obasanjo cannot sack his deputy for joining an opposition party.
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Nato troops raid Karadzic homes

Tuesday 20th of February 2007, 12:53
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Nato troops in Bosnia search the homes of the children of indicted war criminal Radovan Karadzic.
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Royal seeks to revive French bid

Tuesday 20th of February 2007, 13:02
related countries: France France

France's Socialist candidate Segolene Royal tries to revive her presidential bid in a televised appearance.
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Manhunt for train fire suspects

Tuesday 20th of February 2007, 13:17
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India
related places: Delhi

Police in India issue sketches of two men they believe got off a train minutes before a deadly bomb attack.
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Heavy shelling in Somali capital

Tuesday 20th of February 2007, 13:22
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

At least 12 people are killed in the heaviest fighting in the Somali capital Mogadishu this year.
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Gunman kills Pakistani minister

Tuesday 20th of February 2007, 14:30
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A Pakistani provincial government minister is shot dead as she prepares to address a political meeting.
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Pakistan FM visits bomb survivors

Tuesday 20th of February 2007, 14:41
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India

Pakistan's foreign minister, in India for peace talks, visits survivors of an attack on a cross-border train.
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Prosecutors 'uncover mafia plot'

Tuesday 20th of February 2007, 15:35
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian authorities say they have discovered a conspiracy to kill a top anti-mafia politician
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Tobacco firm wins payout appeal

Tuesday 20th of February 2007, 16:05
related countries: United States United States

The US Supreme Court throws out a ruling that Philip Morris must pay $79.5m to the widow of a cigarette smoker.
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Afghan war crimes amnesty passed

Tuesday 20th of February 2007, 16:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The upper house of the Afghan parliament approves a controversial bill giving amnesty to war criminals.
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Rape claim splits Iraq government

Tuesday 20th of February 2007, 16:11
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Allegations Iraqi police raped a Sunni woman threaten to eclipse the government's new security drive in Baghdad.
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New finds at Egypt's city of dead

Tuesday 20th of February 2007, 16:28
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Archaeologists unveil the latest finds at the Saqqara necropolis, or city of the dead, near Cairo.
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New finds at Egypt's city of dead

Tuesday 20th of February 2007, 16:28
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Archaeologists unveil the latest finds at the Saqqara necropolis, or city of the dead, near Cairo.
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Guantanamo court moves barred

Tuesday 20th of February 2007, 16:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bush

A US federal court rules that Guantanamo prisoners cannot challenge their detention in the civilian courts.
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India school trip boat capsizes

Tuesday 20th of February 2007, 18:00
related countries: India India
related places: At

At least 18 Indian children die as the boat they are travelling on capsizes in the southern state of Kerala.
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No end to deadly Bolivian floods

Tuesday 20th of February 2007, 18:25
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Up to 340,000 people have been affected by continuing flooding in Bolivia, which has left 35 people dead.
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S Korea tackles high suicide rate

Tuesday 20th of February 2007, 20:05
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Officials plan steps to tackle South Korea's high suicide rate, which has doubled in about five years.
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Iran defiant on nuclear programme

Tuesday 20th of February 2007, 20:17
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's president rejects calls to suspend uranium enrichment, a day before a UN deadline runs out.
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DRC troops jailed for war crimes

Tuesday 20th of February 2007, 20:57
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

A military court convicts 13 DR Congo soldiers of war crimes after a mass grave was found in the north-east.
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JetBlue vows to win back custom

Tuesday 20th of February 2007, 21:27
related countries: United States United States

US airline JetBlue vows to win back customers with a passenger bill of rights after delays which may have cost it $30m.
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UK PM 'to confirm Iraq timetable'

Tuesday 20th of February 2007, 22:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Tony Blair is expected to announce the return of hundreds of troops from southern Iraq to the UK.
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