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Palestinian talks open in Mecca

Thursday 8th of February 2007, 1:48
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Mecca

Leaders of rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas begin talks in Mecca in a last-ditch effort to avert civil war.
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Mexico's human rights under fire

Thursday 8th of February 2007, 2:03
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Amnesty International says human rights are systematically abused by authorities in Mexico.
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Telescope mirror nearly ready

Thursday 8th of February 2007, 2:15
related countries: United States United States

A giant mirror that will fly on the US space agency's next space telescope is a step closer to completion.
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Bolivia miners call off protest

Thursday 8th of February 2007, 3:04
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia
related places: La Paz

Bolivian miners end their protest against a tax increase after reaching agreement with President Morales.
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Ex-rebel becomes Aceh governor

Thursday 8th of February 2007, 6:27
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

A former separatist rebel is sworn in as the first directly elected governor of Indonesia's Aceh province.
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Clash on Israel-Lebanese border

Thursday 8th of February 2007, 7:44
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

Israeli and Lebanese forces clash on their common border as Israeli troops search for bombs, Israeli officials say.
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US housing knocks HSBC

Thursday 8th of February 2007, 8:04
related countries: United States United States

HSBC warns bad debt provisions will be higher than expected due to problems at its US mortgage business.
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Tokyo death sparks gangland fear

Thursday 8th of February 2007, 8:22
related countries: Japan Japan

The killing of a gang leader in Japan triggers fears of an escalating turf war between rival groups.
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Cycling: Landis decision delayed

Thursday 8th of February 2007, 9:54
related countries: France France

Tour de France winner Floyd Landis will not defend his title in July, the French anti-doping agency confirms.
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UN calls for DR Congo death probe

Thursday 8th of February 2007, 10:33
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

UN chief Ban Ki-moon urges DR Congo to investigate last week's violence in the west, in which 134 people died.
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Probe into Saudi school ordered

Thursday 8th of February 2007, 10:38
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A minister orders an inquiry into an Islamic school which is accused of promoting religious intolerance.
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Rain halts Jayasuriya and S Lanka

Thursday 8th of February 2007, 10:39
related countries: India India, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sanath Jayasuriya hits a brisk 63 before rain halts play with Sri Lanka 102-3 in the first one-dayer against India.
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Rights for Colombia gay couples

Thursday 8th of February 2007, 11:27
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Homosexual couples in Colombia have the right to share communal property, the Constitutional Court rules.
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Starbucks China 'bans trans fats'

Thursday 8th of February 2007, 11:35
related countries: China China

Starbucks plans to stop selling food containing trans fats in China within six months, a report says.
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'Corrupt' PDP candidates dropped

Thursday 8th of February 2007, 11:58
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's ruling party says it will replace all of its election candidates on an official corruption list.
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US downplays Montagnards threat

Thursday 8th of February 2007, 12:24
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam, United States United States

A senior US government official says Vietnamese Montagnards no longer suffer significant persecution.
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China wedding party tragedy

Thursday 8th of February 2007, 12:58
related countries: China China

A bridegroom and 15 of his guests die after their vehicle plunges off a cliff in central China.
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Hindu priest killed in Sri Lanka

Thursday 8th of February 2007, 13:14
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A Hindu priest who blessed President Mahinda Rajapakse at the weekend is shot dead in eastern Sri Lanka.
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The politics of football in Italy

Thursday 8th of February 2007, 13:20
related countries: Italy Italy

The violence that led to the death of an Italian police officer at a football match on Friday surprised no-one, Christian Fraser reports.
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Nepal PM in pledge to protesters

Thursday 8th of February 2007, 13:24
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Nepal's PM vows to amend the constitution to meet key demands of protesters from the southern plains.
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African HIV vaccine trial launch

Thursday 8th of February 2007, 13:40
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The first large-scale trial of an HIV vaccine is set to begin in South Africa, it has been announced.
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Football: Italian grounds to open

Thursday 8th of February 2007, 13:41
related countries: Italy Italy

The Italian government will allow six stadiums to restart staging matches in front of supporters this weekend.
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Italy youth quizzed on riot death

Thursday 8th of February 2007, 15:16
related countries: Italy Italy

A 17-year-old Italian boy is questioned by police over the death of an officer killed during football violence.
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Appeal for Mengistu death penalty

Thursday 8th of February 2007, 15:55
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopia is to lodge an appeal for former leader Mengistu Haile Mariam's life sentence to be changed to execution.
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New hopes as NK talks resume

Thursday 8th of February 2007, 16:28
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The first day of six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear programme ends with signs of progress from diplomats.
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French police probed in riot case

Thursday 8th of February 2007, 16:56
related countries: France France

Two French police officers are under formal investigation over two deaths which prompted rioting in 2005.
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Nato chief in Afghanistan pledge

Thursday 8th of February 2007, 16:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The secretary general of Nato pledges that the international community will do a "better job" in Afghanistan.
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Army called for Mozambique floods

Thursday 8th of February 2007, 17:32
related countries: Mozambique Mozambique

Mozambique's army is ordered to evict some 2,500 people who refuse to leave their homes despite the floods.
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Cuba's Castro 'able to eat again'

Thursday 8th of February 2007, 17:35
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Cuba Cuba
related places: Castro

Venezuela's ambassador to Cuba says Fidel Castro is gaining strength and has begun eating again.
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Tehran warns US against attacks

Thursday 8th of February 2007, 17:44
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Iran will strike against US interests worldwide if attacked, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warns.
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Progress in key Palestinian talks

Thursday 8th of February 2007, 17:49
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Mecca

Rival Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas, report progress in crisis talks being held in the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca.
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Top Iraqi official held in raid

Thursday 8th of February 2007, 18:11
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Iraq's deputy health minister is detained, as US and Iraqi troops step up operations against suspected militants.
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Israeli PM backs holy site dig

Thursday 8th of February 2007, 18:38
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli PM Ehud Olmert rejects calls to halt excavations at a contentious Jerusalem holy site, Israeli media reports.
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Tennis: Mauresmo marches on

Thursday 8th of February 2007, 19:07
related countries: France France

Defending champion Amelie Maursemo reaches the last eight at the Paris Open.
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G7 ministers set for German talks

Thursday 8th of February 2007, 19:27
related countries: Germany Germany

The G7 finance ministers are due to meet in Germany, with the low value of the yen likely to be a key issue of debate.
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Marine changes Iraq murder plea

Thursday 8th of February 2007, 22:31
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A US marine who had pleaded guilty to the murder of an Iraqi civilian asks to change his plea at the last minute.
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Thursday 8th of February 2007, 23:41
related countries: Hungary Hungary, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The likely cause of bird flu at a farm in Suffolk was poultry imported from a factory in Hungary, officials say.
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