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China to log its worst polluters

Friday 29th of February 2008, 0:15
related countries: China China

The Chinese government is to survey the country's major sources of pollution and compile a national census.
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Deadly violence rages in Cameroon

Friday 29th of February 2008, 1:09
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

The official death toll from violent protests in Cameroon rises to 17 as troops attempt to restore order in the capital.
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Israeli forces pound Gaza Strip

Friday 29th of February 2008, 1:31
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel presses on with attacks on Gaza where at least 32 militants and civilians have died in the past 48 hours.
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Landslide hits Ecuador pipeline

Friday 29th of February 2008, 3:27
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

A landslide cuts off Ecuador's main export oil pipeline but the state oil firm says it will try to use other routes.
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Russia official admits media bias

Friday 29th of February 2008, 4:27
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's election commission head admits media coverage for Sunday's presidential election has been unequal.
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Bangladesh death toll rises to 39

Friday 29th of February 2008, 5:11
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

The death toll from Thursday's accident involving a ferry in Bangladesh rises to 39, officials say.
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Thaksin builds on Thailand return

Friday 29th of February 2008, 5:18
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

The former Thai prime minster goes on a public relations tour of Bangkok on his first full day back from exile.
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Deadly fire sweeps Bulgaria train

Friday 29th of February 2008, 6:58
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

Fire sweeps through an overnight train in Bulgaria leaving at least three dead and another nine injured.
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China 'rethinks one-child rule'

Friday 29th of February 2008, 7:57
related countries: China China

Strict family-planning laws limiting families in China to one child may be overhauled, an official says.
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India cancels small farmers' debt

Friday 29th of February 2008, 8:50
related countries: India India

India is to cancel the debt of its small farmers in a giant scheme that will cost 600bn rupees ($15bn; £7.6bn).
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'Suicide blast' in Lanka capital

Friday 29th of February 2008, 9:36
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

A suspected suicide bomber kills himself and injures seven people as police raid a house in Sri Lanka's capital.
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Army considers Harry deployment

Friday 29th of February 2008, 9:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Senior generals are to decide whether Prince Harry can continue front-line duty in Afghanistan.
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Hezbollah says US ship is threat

Friday 29th of February 2008, 10:39
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, United States United States

Hezbollah condemns the deployment of a US warship off the coast of Lebanon as a threat to regional stability.
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'Militants' die in Kashmir clash

Friday 29th of February 2008, 10:46
related countries: India India

Four militants are reportedly killed in an overnight gunfight with police in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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Nigeria 'denies access to rebel'

Friday 29th of February 2008, 11:05
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's government is refusing lawyers access to an oil militant leader, group says.
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Interpol alert on escaped suspect

Friday 29th of February 2008, 11:34
related countries: Singapore Singapore

A global security alert is issued after a suspected Islamist militant leader escapes from jail in Singapore.
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Cricket: S Lanka beat Aussies

Friday 29th of February 2008, 12:03
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Melbourne

Sri Lanka claim a consolation 13-run victory over Australia in the CB one-day Series in Melbourne.
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Italian mayor burnt alive in car

Friday 29th of February 2008, 12:34
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Naples

The mayor of a small Italian town near Naples is found burnt alive in his car, in a Mafia-style killing.
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Floods hit thousands in Argentina

Friday 29th of February 2008, 12:46
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Heavy rain in Argentina forces thousands from their homes and causes power cuts and transport chaos.
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Abandoned girl's father held in US

Friday 29th of February 2008, 12:54
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Atlanta

A Chinese man accused of murdering his wife and abandoning his daughter is caught in Atlanta, in the US.
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'Chemical Ali' execution approved

Friday 29th of February 2008, 13:17
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The execution of Saddam Hussein's henchman "Chemical Ali" is finally approved by Iraq's presidency.
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Belgian invents 'Holocaust' tale

Friday 29th of February 2008, 13:33
related countries: Belgium Belgium

A Belgian woman reveals that she invented her tale of survival with wolves in WWII, which became a hit film.
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Burundi MPs in death-threat plea

Friday 29th of February 2008, 13:58
related countries: Burundi Burundi

Opposition MPs in Burundi, who say they have been receiving death threats, ask the UN chief for protection.
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Ex-presidents at Philippine rally

Friday 29th of February 2008, 14:05
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Two ex-presidents join protesters demanding the resignation of Philippine President Gloria Arroyo.
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Guinea model's body found

Friday 29th of February 2008, 14:23
related countries: France France, Guinea Guinea

The body of Guinea's former top model Katoucha Niane is found in the River Seine, French police say.
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US jail numbers at all-time high

Friday 29th of February 2008, 14:40
related countries: United States United States

A new report says US prison numbers have reached record levels, with more than 1% of adults behind bars.
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Spain to extradite ex-junta man

Friday 29th of February 2008, 14:46
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Spain Spain

Spain's government says a former Argentine junta officer can be sent back to Argentina for trial.
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Japan frees rape suspect marine

Friday 29th of February 2008, 15:11
related countries: United States United States

A US marine arrested on suspicion of raping a 14-year-old girl is released after her family drop charges.
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Indonesia warned on Islamists

Friday 29th of February 2008, 15:48
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Militant group Jemaah Islamiah is rebuilding in Indonesia through a publishing network, a think-tank says.
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Vote Mugabe, prison staff ordered

Friday 29th of February 2008, 16:31
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

The head of Zimbabwe's prison service orders his staff to vote for President Robert Mugabe in next month's poll.
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US and China agree hotline plan

Friday 29th of February 2008, 16:32
related countries: United States United States, China China
related places: Shanghai

A military hotline between China and the US is expected to be installed within weeks after a deal is signed in Shanghai.
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Odinga pledges to rebuild Kenya

Friday 29th of February 2008, 16:50
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Prime Minister-designate Raila Odinga promises to heal Kenya's wounds, after a landmark peace deal.
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Moscow offers 'migrant amnesty'

Friday 29th of February 2008, 17:02
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Moscow authorities announce what they call a "spring amnesty" for illegal migrants working in the city.
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UK gets new immigration system

Friday 29th of February 2008, 17:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The government launches the first stage of a new points-based system for migrants from outside the EU.
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Friday 29th of February 2008, 17:55
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

A Berlin art gallery closes an exhibition where one poster made fun of Islam's holiest shrine.
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Mugabe dubs poll rivals 'witches'

Friday 29th of February 2008, 18:11
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe launches election campaign by calling his rivals a group of "witches and charlatans".
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Record for Afghan poppy planting

Friday 29th of February 2008, 18:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The Afghan government must do more to combat opium poppy production, says US government report.
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Gazprom to reduce Ukraine's gas

Friday 29th of February 2008, 19:29
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Gazprom, Russia's gas monopoly, says it will cut supplies to Ukraine by 25% on Monday.
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Holiday time in the Argentine capital

Friday 29th of February 2008, 19:39
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Daniel Schweimler takes a somewhat reluctant holiday as the Argentine capital closes down for the summer.
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Turkish troops pull out of Iraq

Friday 29th of February 2008, 20:01
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Turkey Turkey

Turkey's military says it has withdrawn troops from Iraq after an operation against Kurdish PKK rebels.
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Iraqi Chaldean archbishop seized

Friday 29th of February 2008, 21:36
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Mosul

Gunmen kidnap the archbishop of the Chaldean Catholic Church in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, his church says.
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Israel warns of invasion of Gaza

Friday 29th of February 2008, 21:38
related countries: Israel Israel

An Israeli minister says Israel will be left with no choice but to invade Gaza if Palestinians step up rocket attacks.
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Eta urges Spanish polls boycott

Friday 29th of February 2008, 22:10
related countries: Spain Spain

Basque separatist group Eta urges its supporters to boycott Spain's forthcoming general elections.
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Harry withdrawn from Afghanistan

Friday 29th of February 2008, 22:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Prince Harry is pulled out of Afghanistan after news of his secret front line deployment leaked out.
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