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Colombia's ex-spy chief charged

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 0:03
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia's ex-intelligence chief Jorge Noguera is charged with murder and aiding right-wing militias.
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Cyclone Favio strikes Mozambique

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 0:18
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, India India, Mozambique Mozambique

Cyclone Favio hits central Mozambique with strong winds causing damage and leaving at least 20 injured.
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UN talks to review Iran defiance

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 1:43
related countries: Iran Iran

Key nations will meet in London on Monday to discuss new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear defiance.
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Dutch director Rademakers dies

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 2:19
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Fons Rademakers, the Dutch director who won an Oscar in 1987 for his film The Attack, dies, aged 86.
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US soldier jailed for Iraq murder

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 3:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A US soldier gets 100 years in prison for the gang rape and murder of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl.
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Burial in Bahamas for Anna Nicole

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 4:12
related countries: The Bahamas The Bahamas

Former Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith is to be buried in the Bahamas, her daughter's guardian says.
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Pakistan stages new missile test

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 5:00
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan successfully tests a new version of a long-range nuclear-capable missile, the military says.
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Afghan leader appeals on forces

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 5:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Italy Italy

Afghan President Hamid Karzai appeals to Italy not to withdraw from Nato forces operating in his country.
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Search for Jakarta ferry victims

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 5:43
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Jakarta

Indonesia's navy continues its search for survivors of Thursday's ferry fire, amid fears of many still missing.
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Israeli minister in vision gaffe

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 5:46
related countries: Israel Israel

Photos emerge of the Israeli defence minister inspecting troops with binoculars with the lens caps on.
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Cricket: Lee out of World Cup

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 7:00
related countries: Australia Australia

Fast bowler Brett Lee is ruled out of the World Cup with an ankle injury and will be replaced by Stuart Clark.
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US, UK 'in missile defence talks'

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 7:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The UK and US are discussing whether to site a US anti-ballistic missile defences on UK soil, sources say.
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US, UK 'in missile defence talks'

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 7:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The UK and US are discussing whether to site a US anti-ballistic missile defences on UK soil.
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Peacekeeper kills E Timor refugee

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 7:31
related countries: East Timor East Timor, Aruba Aruba
related places: Dili

An Australian peacekeeper kills an East Timorese civilian during a clash in a refugee camp in Dili.
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Kalam voices inflation concerns

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 7:32
related countries: India India

Indian President APJ Kalam is concerned over rising prices, but says the government is working to check them.
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Cheney warns on China build-up

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 8:05
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia, United States United States

US Vice-President Dick Cheney voices concern at China's growing military power, on a visit to Australia.
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Japan's princess 'getting better'

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 8:18
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito says his wife is recovering from her stress-related illness but asks for patience.
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Troops to Somalia in two weeks

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 8:43
related countries: Somalia Somalia, Uganda Uganda

Uganda says it will start deploying its soldiers as part of a peace force in Somalia within the next two weeks.
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UK-US in talks on missile defence

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 9:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The UK and US are discussing whether to site a US anti-ballistic missile defences on UK soil.
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Palestinian leader lobbies Merkel

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 9:45
related countries: Germany Germany

Palestinian leader Abbas meets the German chancellor to press for support for a unity government.
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Italian coalition 'to back Prodi'

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 10:20
related countries: Italy Italy

Parties in Italy's governing coalition reach a deal backing Romano Prodi to continue as PM, his spokesman says.
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Zimbabwe in storm flood warning

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 10:26
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, Mozambique Mozambique

Zimbabwe warns of floods from the aftermath of Cyclone Favio which injured at least 20 in central Mozambique.
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N Korea 'tried uranium project'

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 11:03
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea says the North attempted to develop a second, secret uranium enrichment programme.
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Move to seal Italian cabinet deal

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 11:34
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian leaders are locked in talks on a deal allowing Romano Prodi to stay as PM in a bid to end a political crisis.
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US Democrats draft Iraq challenge

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 11:42
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Senate

Democrats in the US are planning a Senate challenge to President George W Bush's handling of the Iraq war.
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Afghan warlords in amnesty rally

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 11:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Thousands turn out in the Afghan capital Kabul to voice support for a controversial proposed war crimes amnesty.
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SA court drops coup plot charges

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 12:49
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea, South Africa South Africa

South Africa drops charges against eight men accused of plotting a coup against Equatorial Guinea's leader.
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Polish vote on controversial road

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 13:44
related countries: Poland Poland

Poland is to hold a regional referendum to try to defuse a row with the EU and environmentalists.
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Merkel urges Israel recognition

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 13:47
related countries: Israel Israel, Germany Germany

Palestinian leader Abbas meets the German chancellor to press for support for a unity government.
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Mass funeral for India train dead

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 13:58
related countries: India India
related places: At

At least 25 people killed in the Indian train bombing may have to be buried without being identified, officials say.
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Oil worker shot dead in Nigeria

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 14:21
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Port Harcourt

Unknown gunmen shoot dead a Lebanese worker heading to work in Port Harcourt, Nigeria's oil capital .
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Aid for duped Indian brides

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 14:42
related countries: India India

India launches a scheme to help women who are married and then abandoned by men of Indian origin living abroad.
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More UK soldiers for Afghanistan

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 15:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

More than 1,000 extra British troops are to be sent to Afghanistan by the government, the BBC learns.
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Mexican anger over US 'trespass'

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 16:02
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico

Mexico's parliament condemns an alleged border violation by US workers building a controversial border barrier.
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Gambia's UN envoy 'is expelled'

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 16:12
related countries: The Gambia The Gambia

The UN envoy to Gambia is reportedly expelled after criticising the president's claim to be able to cure HIV/Aids.
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Egypt finds explosives near Gaza

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 16:38
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Egyptian security forces say they have found one tonne of explosives near the border with the Gaza Strip.
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Fire in Latvia care home kills 25

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 17:00
related countries: Latvia Latvia

An overnight fire at a home for the elderly and disabled in Latvia kills at least 25 people, with 66 rescued.
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Tourist kills Costa Rican mugger

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 17:12
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica, United States United States

US senior citizens attack armed muggers who board their tour bus in Costa Rica, killing one and sending the others fleeing.
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Lille face Uefa behaviour charge

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 17:29
related countries: France France
related places: Lille

Uefa throws out Lille's protest against Man Utd's goal and charges the French club with improper behaviour.
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India arms scandal suspect 'held'

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 17:51
related countries: Italy Italy, Argentina Argentina, India India

An Italian man named in an Indian arms bribery case has been detained in Argentina, Indian officials say.
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Mexico's 'Migrant Mountain'

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 18:14
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Duncan Kennedy visits a controversial theme park in Mexico where tourists pretend to be shot at and chased like illegal migrants.
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Russia's disappearing languages

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 18:24
related countries: Russia Russia

The languages of Russia's indigenous peoples are gradually dying out as people abandon their traditional lifestyles, Chloe Arnold reports.
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UN envoy hits Israel 'apartheid'

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 18:33
related countries: Israel Israel, South Africa South Africa

A UN human rights envoy says Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories is like South African apartheid.
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Five thousand at Indian wedding

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 18:52
related countries: Nepal Nepal, India India

A woman who found herself at the centre of Nepal's royal massacre in 2001 has married in a ceremony in India.
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Iran leader vows nuclear defiance

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 18:57
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran vows to defend its nuclear activities to the end, as world powers prepare for talks on more sanctions.
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Guinea MPs end martial law

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 19:03
related countries: Guinea Guinea

Guinea's parliament votes against a request from President Conte to extend martial law.
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Guatemala homes sink into hole

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 19:47
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

Up to 20 houses and at least one lorry are swallowed when a giant sinkhole opens in Guatemala City.
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Tamil Nadu CM in Tiger warning

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 19:50
related countries: India India, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The chief minister of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu warns people not to have links with Sri Lankan Tamil Tiger rebels.
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Canada court rejects terror law

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 20:22
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada's Supreme Court rejects a law allowing the detention and deportation of foreign-born terror suspects.
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Litvinenko inquiry 'nearing end'

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 22:35
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK envoy in Russia says the probe into the poisoning of ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko should end within weeks.
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Pledge to seek cluster bomb ban

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 22:47
related countries: United States United States

Forty-six nations agree to work towards a treaty banning cluster bombs, but the US rejects any ban.
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Train crashes in northern England

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 22:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Glasgow

A Virgin train has derailed and slid down an embankment in Cumbria, while en route from London to Glasgow.
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N Korea 'invites UN nuclear head'

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 22:54
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The head of the UN nuclear agency says North Korea has invited him for talks on its nuclear programme.
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Train crashes in northern England

Friday 23rd of February 2007, 23:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Glasgow

A Virgin train has derailed and slid down an embankment in Cumbria, while en route from London to Glasgow.
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