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What happend on February 17th 2009

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Russia ousts governors amid slump

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 0:17
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev replaces four of the country's regional governors, amid concern that the economic slump could lead to social unrest.
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New charges for Gambia missionary

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 0:34
related countries: The Gambia The Gambia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man jailed for sedition in the Gambia is back in court facing new charges of forgery and impersonation.
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Race for 'God particle' heats up

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 1:30
related countries: United States United States

Europe's Cern is losing ground in the race to identify one of the fundamental particles of matter, its US rival claims.
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US welcomes Venezuela's vote

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 2:28
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, United States United States

The US cautiously welcomes Venezuela's vote to scrap term limits, allowing President Chavez to seek re-election.
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Violent strikes on French island

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 3:37
related countries: Guadeloupe Guadeloupe, France France

Police on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe hold dozens of people as protests against the rising cost of living turn violent.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 5:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British army soldier has been killed in Helmand province in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Verdict due in Mills bribery case

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 8:30
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A verdict is expected in the trial of British businessman David Mills, who is accused of taking bribes from Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi.
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Australia fire deaths rise to 200

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 9:07
related countries: Australia Australia

The death toll in Australia's bushfires rises to 200, police say, as investigators continue to search the debris.
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Malaysian MP in nudity row

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 9:11
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A leading Malaysian opposition politician offers to quit after naked photos of her sleeping are circulated by mobile phone.
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Conflict voices

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 9:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Memories of Soviet Afghan war 20 years after pull-out
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Kosovo marks 'independence day'

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 10:10
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Events are being held across Kosovo to mark the first anniversary of its declaration of independence from Serbia.
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Russia to aid Bolivia drugs fight

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 10:16
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, Russia Russia

Russia is set to provide helicopters to help tackle drug trafficking, as the two nations sign a series of accords.
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Darfur rebel group signs accord

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 10:34
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Sudan's most active rebel group signs a deal paving the way for broader peace talks to end the six-year conflict in Darfur.
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Israeli tennis player refused Dubai visa

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 10:34
related countries: Israel Israel

The governing body of women's tennis says Dubai could be removed from the 2010 calendar over its refusal to give Israeli Shahar Peer a visa.
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Rebel tactics

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 10:40
related countries: Uganda Uganda, Sudan Sudan

How one man has terrorised central Africa for 20 years
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Clinton issues warning on N Korea

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 10:44
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Japan Japan, United States United States

The US secretary of state, on a trip to Japan, warns North Korea to end its "provocative language and actions".
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'Zimbabwe needs emergency aid'

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 10:59
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

A medical charity says the worsening humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe demands an "emergency infusion" of aid from the international community.
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German FM begins first Iraq visit

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 11:38
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Germany Germany, United States United States
related places: Baghdad, Berlin

Germany's foreign minister arrives in Baghdad, the first such visit since Berlin opposed the US-led invasion in 2003.
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China set to boost Venezuela ties

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 11:59
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, China China

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping is due in Venezuela for a visit, during which the two sides are set to sign oil accords.
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Tamil Tiger UN charges rejected

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 12:34
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Aid workers linked to Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers criticise the UN over reports the rebels are stopping people from fleeing fighting.
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Pakistan car bomb 'kills three'

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 12:41
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar

At least three people are killed by a car bomb outside the home of an official near Peshawar in north-west Pakistan, police say.
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Top US commander in Uzbek talks

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 13:03
related countries: Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan Uzbekistan, United States United States
related places: America

Gen David Petraeus visits Uzbekistan, weeks after Kyrgyzstan announced the closure of America's key regional base.
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Russia cuts 2014 Olympics budget

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 13:05
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia has cut its budget for hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics by 15%, about $8.3bn, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak says.
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Alarm over Afghan civilian deaths

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 14:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The number of civilians killed in Afghanistan's conflict jumps nearly 40%, with more than 2,000 killed last year, the UN says.
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Japan finance minister steps down

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 14:54
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's finance minister resigns amid claims he was drunk at a G7 meeting - a further blow to Prime Minister Taro Aso.
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New plea for Sri Lanka civilians

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 14:55
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The UN and the Red Cross renew appeals to both sides in Sri Lanka's conflict to spare civilians trapped in the war zone.
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Nigeria police 'kidnap' witness

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 14:58
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Police in Nigeria seize a witness in a murder trial after he alleges he was tortured into making a statement.
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Landmark Khmer Rouge trial starts

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 15:39
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Cambodians finally see a Khmer Rouge leader stand trial - the former head of a notorious Phnom Penh jail.
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UK lawyer guilty in bribery case

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 15:51
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK tax lawyer David Mills is found guilty of accepting a bribe from Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
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Stronger dollar knocks Wal-Mart

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 16:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: Mart

Supermarket giant Wal-Mart reports an 8% fall in quarterly profits, as the higher value of the US dollar ate into its overseas earnings.
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Trio quit Wasps to play in France

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 16:53
related countries: France France

Wasps confirm that James Haskell, Riki Flutey and Tom Palmer will leave the club at the end of the season to play in France.
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Zardari details Swat peace terms

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 16:54
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Swat

Pakistan's president is to delay signing an order implementing Sharia law in Swat until the Taleban lay down arms.
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Italian opposition leader resigns

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 17:04
related countries: Italy Italy

The leader of Italy's centre-left opposition, Walter Veltroni, resigns after a poor result in a key local election.
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Teenager held over Mumbai killing

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 17:06
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Police in India arrest a teenage college student accused of kidnapping and killing a fellow student.
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Train vandalism? No, it was a work of art

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 17:10
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: Stockholm

Stockholm's transport authority demands compensation from an arts college after a student is involved in an act of vandalism on a metro train.
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Zimbabwe MDC politician in court

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 17:45
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: Mutare

Zimbabwe politician Roy Bennett appears in court to face charges, as a new power-sharing government meets for the first time.
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NI minister defends EU farm grants

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 18:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Northern Ireland's agriculture minister defends a first come, first served method of handing out EC farm grants.
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Oil slick drifting to Irish coast

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 19:26
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

An oil slick thought to have leaked into the Celtic Sea from Russian ships is heading towards Ireland and Wales.
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US tycoon charged over $8bn fraud

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 19:31
related countries: United States United States

Texan billionaire and cricket promoter Sir Allen Stanford has been charged over a $8bn investment fraud, officials say.
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Live text - West Indies v England

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 20:00
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England bowl out West Indies for 285 but decide not to enforce the follow-on on day three of the third Test in Antigua.
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Obama signs $787bn stimulus plan

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 21:02
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama signs into law his $787bn economic stimulus plan, describing it as a "first step" to recovery.
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Swann haul puts England in charge

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 21:39
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Graeme Swann takes 5-57 as England bowl out West Indies for 285 and build a lead of 312 after three days of the third Test in Antigua.
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Kaka urges Galaxy to sell Beckham

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 22:51
related countries: Italy Italy

AC Milan star Kaka calls for the LA Galaxy to allow David Beckham his desired move to Italy.
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Indian charmers march to demand right to perform with snakes

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 23:06
related countries: India India
related places: Calcutta

Some 1,000 Indian snake charmers march in Calcutta in protest of a law that has made their profession illegal.
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Swann celebrates Antigua success

Tuesday 17th of February 2009, 23:11
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England spinner Graeme Swann describes his five-wicket haul as "phenomenal" as England take a massive lead on day three of the third Test.
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