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What happend on February 25th 2008

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Russia 'causes concern' says poll

Monday 25th of February 2008, 0:22
related countries: Russia Russia

People in Western countries think Russia's President Putin is harming democracy, a BBC poll suggests.
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Madagascar cyclone toll doubled

Monday 25th of February 2008, 1:40
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar

Nearly 145,000 people have been left homeless by a cyclone that tore through Madagascar killing 44 people.
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Two killed in Sri Lanka bombing

Monday 25th of February 2008, 5:35
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Military officials in Sri Lanka say two people were killed in a suicide bombing by a suspected Tamil Tiger rebel.
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Maoist leader remanded in India

Monday 25th of February 2008, 5:39
related countries: India India

A court in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal sends a top Maoist leader to police custody after his arrest.
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Life sentences for mine officials

Monday 25th of February 2008, 6:01
related countries: China China

Three people receive life sentences from a Chinese court for their roles in a mine explosion that killed 105.
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Coen brothers sweep Oscars

Monday 25th of February 2008, 7:34
related countries: France France

No Country For Old Men dominates the Oscars, winning four awards, including best film and best director.
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New S Korean president sworn in

Monday 25th of February 2008, 7:35
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea

Lee Myung-bak is sworn in as South Korea's president following a landslide victory in December polls.
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Tennis: Roddick wins in San Jose

Monday 25th of February 2008, 7:47
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica
related places: San Jose

Andy Roddick wins his first trophy since August by beating Radek Stepanek in the final of the San Jose Open.
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NY Philharmonic arrives in N Korea

Monday 25th of February 2008, 9:14
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The New York Philharmonic orchestra arrives in North Korea, for a remarkable display of cultural diplomacy.
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Islamists overrun Somali town

Monday 25th of February 2008, 9:23
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Islamist insurgents seize control of a Somali town, killing nine government troops, before pulling back.
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Indonesia tsunami warning lifted

Monday 25th of February 2008, 9:41
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia has lifted a tsunami warning put in place after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake off the island of Sumatra.
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Cricket: India's Sharma fined

Monday 25th of February 2008, 9:51
related countries: India India

India's Ishant Sharma is fined 15% of his match fee for an "aggressive gesture" to Andrew Symonds.
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SA power cuts threaten gold jobs

Monday 25th of February 2008, 10:20
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's Gold Fields says that power cuts will cut production by 20% to 25% and threaten 6,900 jobs.
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Taleban in mobile phone threat

Monday 25th of February 2008, 11:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Taleban threaten to blow up Afghan mobile phone masts unless the companies switch off at night time.
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Muslim scholars decry terrorism

Monday 25th of February 2008, 11:17
related countries: India India

An influential group of Muslim theologians in India say terrorism is against the teachings of Islam.
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Raul Castro takes control in Cuba

Monday 25th of February 2008, 11:21
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Castro

Cuba's National Assembly unanimously votes to confirm Raul Castro as president to replace his brother Fidel.
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Thousands of Darfuris 'desperate'

Monday 25th of February 2008, 11:35
related countries: Sudan Sudan

The UN warns that up to 58,000 people in Darfur are suffering after bombing in the Sudanese region.
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Rugby: MacLeod in the clear

Monday 25th of February 2008, 11:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scotland's Scott MacLeod is retrospectively cleared of taking a controlled asthma medicine without permission.
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Iraqi pilgrims caught in bombing

Monday 25th of February 2008, 11:39
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad, Samarra'

Three pilgrims are killed in an attack in Baghdad, as a bomber in a wheelchair attacks police in Samarra.
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Director reconsiders Olympic role

Monday 25th of February 2008, 12:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, China China

After Stephen Spielberg resigns, a UK director says he is 'uncomfortable' with his own role in the Beijing Olympics.
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Russia pledges support to Serbia

Monday 25th of February 2008, 13:17
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
related places: Belgrade

The man tipped as Russia's next leader visits Serbia as the two states oppose Kosovan independence.
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S Africa to allow elephant cull

Monday 25th of February 2008, 13:30
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa says it will reverse a ban on elephant culls because the population now needs controlling.
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Clegg pushes 'in or out' EU vote

Monday 25th of February 2008, 13:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The time has come for a referendum on whether Britain should stay in the EU, Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg says.
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Makoni rejects Zimbabwe alliance

Monday 25th of February 2008, 13:42
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's former Finance Minister Simba Makoni says he does not want an alliance against Robert Mugabe.
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Pakistan army's top medic killed

Monday 25th of February 2008, 14:03
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Rawalpindi, There

The Pakistan army's top surgeon is killed by a suicide attack in the city of Rawalpindi, the army says.
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Oscars tribute to torture victim

Monday 25th of February 2008, 14:39
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Hollywood

Tributes are paid at the Oscars award ceremony in Hollywood to a young Afghan taxi driver who died in US military detention
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Deal eases Belgian political woes

Monday 25th of February 2008, 15:26
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Belgium Belgium, France France

Belgium's Dutch- and French-speaking parties reach a compromise to end months of deadlock.
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Afghan reporter shocked by trial

Monday 25th of February 2008, 15:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An Afghan reporter sentenced to death for blasphemy says his trial lasted just four minutes.
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Visa for sale at record price-tag

Monday 25th of February 2008, 15:32
related countries: United States United States

Worldwide credit card group Visa aims to raise more than $18bn in the biggest US share float to date.
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US to set 'binding' climate goals

Monday 25th of February 2008, 16:13
related countries: United States United States

The US will accept "binding international obligations" on climate if other nations do the same, say officials.
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Gazans form human chain

Monday 25th of February 2008, 16:13
related countries: Israel Israel

Thousands of Palestinians form a human chain inside the Gaza Strip to protest against Israel's blockade.
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Gems taken in Italy tunnel heist

Monday 25th of February 2008, 17:06
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Milan

Thieves who dug an underground tunnel to a Milan showroom have stolen several million pounds of jewellery.
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Turkey hits rebels in new attacks

Monday 25th of February 2008, 17:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Turkey Turkey

The Turkish army says it has killed 41 more Kurdish rebels in the latest clashes in northern Iraq.
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Cyprus leaders seek fresh talks

Monday 25th of February 2008, 18:05
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

The Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders are optimistic that they can make progress towards reunification.
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EU appeal over Belarus dissident

Monday 25th of February 2008, 18:14
related countries: Belarus Belarus

The EU urges Belarus to free a jailed dissident, who is on hunger strike, so he can attend his wife's funeral.
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Turkey academics defy scarf law

Monday 25th of February 2008, 19:42
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A number of Turkish universities defy a new law allowing women students to wear Islamic headscarves.
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Annan frustrated by Kenya talks

Monday 25th of February 2008, 22:37
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan says rival parties in Kenya appear unable to resolve their differences.
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