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Pain in Spain

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 1:11
related countries: Spain Spain

As recession bites, Spaniards seek work in the fields
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Obama 'must act now' on climate

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 2:36
related countries: United States United States

The planet will be in "huge trouble" unless Barack Obama tackles climate change rapidly, says a top US scientist.
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Top US company finds it pays to pay smokers to kick the habit

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 3:06
related countries: United States United States

The US company General Electric says its staff are more likely to stop smoking if paid cash incentives.
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China seeks broader Africa role

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 3:46
related countries: Senegal Senegal, Mali Mali, Mauritius Mauritius, China China

China's president is visiting Mali, Senegal, Tanzania and Mauritius, aiming to show China seeks a stronger position in Africa.
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French Polynesia elects president

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 4:53
related countries: French Polynesia French Polynesia, France France

French Polynesia's assembly elects Oscar Temaru as the French colony's new president, for the fourth time.
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Spain win spoils Beckham landmark

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 6:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Spain Spain

David Beckham equals Bobby Moore's cap record but England lose 2-0 to Euro 2008 champions Spain in Seville.
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Beckham reaches England milestone

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 7:04
related countries: Spain Spain

David Beckham is "honoured to be mentioned in the same breath" as Bobby Moore after equalling the England legend's caps record.
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US-Pakistan 'partnership' pledge

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 7:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

US President Barack Obama and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari vow to keep a "strong partnership".
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Chile head in landmark Cuba trip

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 7:50
related countries: Chile Chile, Cuba Cuba

President Michelle Bachelet makes the first visit to Cuba by a Chilean leader in almost four decades. .
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Out of control

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 8:05
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

The Beijing fireworks party that went wrong
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Space odyssey

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 8:48
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Ghana's rocket man aims for the Moon and beyond
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Mumbai raid 'planned in Pakistan'

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 8:55
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A senior Pakistani official admits for the first time that deadly attacks in Mumbai were partly planned in Pakistan.
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Lincoln's legacy

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 9:06
related countries: United States United States

US celebrates Abraham Lincoln's bicentenary
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Nigerian currency control fears

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 10:00
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Financial analysts in Nigeria say the central bank's attempt to stabilise the naira may damage foreign investment.
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Australian stimulus plan blocked

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 10:15
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Australian Senate rejects the Labor government's A$42bn stimulus plan, as the opposition says it is too expensive.
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Arrests follow China tower fire

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 10:16
related countries: China China

Chinese police detain 12 people, including a senior state TV staffer, for a fatal fire at the station's new headquarters in Beijing.
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'Hitmen' held over Mexico murders

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 10:53
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican soldiers arrest suspected members of a drug cartel hit squad over the murder and torture of a former general.
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Chinese investment in Rio Tinto

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 11:03
related countries: Aruba Aruba, China China

Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto says China's state-owned Chinalco is to invest a further $19.5bn in the business.
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Russian and US satellites collide

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 11:37
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Siberia

US and Russian satellites collide in space, creating a cloud of debris above Siberia in the first reported accident of its kind.
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Dutch MP banned from entering UK

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 11:43
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Dutch MP who called the Koran a "fascist book" plans to travel to the UK despite being banned on public security grounds.
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Belgian drops case on Rwanda two

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 11:49
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Rwanda Rwanda

A court in Belgium decides not to proceed with a prosecution of two Rwandan generals.
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Pope condemns denial of Holocaust

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 12:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Vatican

Pope Benedict says Holocaust denial is intolerable, as he meets Jewish leaders over a controversial bishop's comments.
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India pair found guilty of murder

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 12:23
related countries: India India

An Indian businessman and his servant are convicted of murdering a young girl in a case involving the deaths of 19 people.
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Kercher prosecutor 'not unstable'

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 12:32
related countries: United States United States

The Kercher murder prosecutor hits out at suspect Amanda Knox's US supporters who say he is "mentally unstable".
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How President Sarkozy wooed 'wild' Bruni on blind date

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 13:05
related countries: France France

French President Nicolas Sarkozy "proposed" to Carla Bruni within two hours of meeting the former model, it has been claimed.
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Gaza blockade relaxed to export Valentine's blooms

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 13:33
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel is to allow 25,000 flowers to be sent from Gaza to Europe for Valentine's Day, the first export from the territory in a year.
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Challenge facing Georgia's president

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 13:58
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Many opposition figures in Georgia are blaming the president, Mikhail Saakashvili, for the country's troubles. Ray Furlong joined him on a tour of the country and found a man defiantly optimistic.
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US retail sales unexpectedly rise

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 14:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: New Year

US retail sales unexpectedly increased by 1% in January, which economists suggest is due to New Year discounting.
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Live text - Murray v Seppi

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 14:18
related countries: Italy Italy

Andy Murray continues his quest for glory in Rotterdam as he faces Italian Andreas Seppi.
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Thursday 12th of February 2009, 15:04
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India
related places: Mumbai

A senior Pakistani official admits for the first time that deadly attacks in Mumbai were partly planned in Pakistan.
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Bouteflika to run for third term

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 15:14
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announces he will seek a third term in office in elections in April.
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Zimbabwe's jailed 'must be freed'

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 15:19
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Human rights group Amnesty International urges the new coalition government in Zimbabwe to free all political prisoners.
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Cultural keystone

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 15:20
related countries: Germany Germany

How Berlin's artist squatters hope to turn landlords
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Career options

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 15:32
related countries: India India

Indian army's latest enemy is a shortage of men
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China milk scandal firm bankrupt

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 15:32
related countries: China China

A Chinese food group at the centre of a contaminated milk scandal is declared bankrupt with debts of $160m.
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Militants arrested in Philippines

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 15:40
related countries: Philippines Philippines, Indonesia Indonesia

Philippine troops arrest two men suspected of supporting the Indonesian militant group, Jemaah Islamiah.
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Lethal bombs in Mosul and Karbala

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 15:49
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Mosul

A bomb attack in Iraq has killed several Shia pilgrims, while in the northern city of Mosul, four police were killed by a car bomb.
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Freed weapons ship docks in Kenya

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 16:20
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

A ship recently freed by Somali pirates arrives in Kenya to offload arms, amid controversy over its cargo.
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Pope condemns denial of Holocaust

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 16:29
related countries: United States United States

Pope Benedict says Holocaust denial is intolerable, as he meets US Jewish leaders over a controversial bishop's comments.
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US 'lost track of Afghan weapons'

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 16:41
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US has failed to keep proper records of many thousands of weapons shipped to Afghanistan, a report says.
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India welcomes Mumbai admission

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 16:58
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India
related places: Mumbai

India says Pakistan's admission the Mumbai attacks were partly planned on its soil is a "positive development".
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Kenyan MPs reject violence court

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 17:28
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan MPs vote against a bill to set up an election violence tribunal, saying suspects should be tried at The Hague.
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Results confirm Israeli deadlock

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 18:03
related countries: Israel Israel

The final results of Israel's election confirm that neither of the two main parties can form a government on its own.
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US marks Lincoln's 200th birthday

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 18:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lincoln

Events are being held across the US to mark 200 years since former President Abraham Lincoln was born.
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Sirleaf 'sorry' she backed Taylor

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 19:39
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf apologises to a truth commission over her backing for ex-rebel Charles Taylor.
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Sirleaf 'sorry' she backed Taylor

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 19:39
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf apologises to a truth commission over her backing for ex-rebel Charles Taylor.
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More Sri Lanka wounded evacuated

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 19:53
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The Red Cross evacuates a further 160 sick and wounded people trapped by fighting in northern Sri Lanka.
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Tsvangirai sees activists in jail

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 20:14
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai spends his first full day in office visiting political prisoners, his spokesman says.
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Swiss to return 'Baby Doc' assets

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 20:21
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, Haiti Haiti
related places: Jean

Switzerland says it will return the assets of former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier for use on development projects.
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'More tribe killings' in Colombia

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 20:48
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Claims of 10 members of the Awa tribe in Colombia being killed, after the reported murder last week of 17.
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Seven killed in N Caucasus clash

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 21:08
related countries: Russia Russia

Four Russian policemen and three suspected rebels die in fighting in Ingushetia, in Russia's troubled North Caucasus.
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Global slump 'US security threat'

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 21:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

The top US intelligence official, Dennis Blair, says that the global economic crisis is the main threat facing America.
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Dutch MP refused entry to Britain

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 21:25
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Controversial Dutch MP Geert Wilders is sent home after landing at Heathrow, calling it a "sad day" for democracy.
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Eriksson receives Mexico support

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 21:30
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Sven-Goran Eriksson is given the "total support" of the Mexican Football Federation after Mexico's World Cup qualifying defeat to the United States.
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Swiss 'race' attack stuns Brazil

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 21:53
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, Brazil Brazil, Botswana Botswana
related places: Zurich

Brazil summons the Swiss envoy over an alleged skinhead attack in Zurich on a pregnant Brazilian woman.
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Australia to rethink fire policy

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 22:29
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

Australia plans to remove obstacles to a nationwide fire alert system, in the wake of the devastating bushfires.
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Irish dramatist Hugh Leonard dies

Thursday 12th of February 2009, 23:08
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Broadway

Irish playwright Hugh Leonard, whose father-and-son drama Da won acclaim on Broadway, dies at 82.
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