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What happend on February 22nd 2009

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Taleban consider Swat ceasefire

Sunday 22nd of February 2009, 0:46
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Swat

Taleban insurgents in Pakistan's Swat valley say they will announce within days whether a ceasefire is to be permanent.
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Clinton wraps up first Asian trip

Sunday 22nd of February 2009, 6:24
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Beijing

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets Chinese civil society leaders in Beijing on the final day of her first foreign trip.
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US actors reject studios' offer

Sunday 22nd of February 2009, 8:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hollywood

The largest union representing US actors rejects the "last, best and final offer" from Hollywood studios for a new contract.
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Toll climbs in China mine blast

Sunday 22nd of February 2009, 8:35
related countries: China China

More than 70 miners die and dozens more are trapped underground after a gas blast, Chinese state media report.
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Bush turns down job in hardware store

Sunday 22nd of February 2009, 13:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Dallas, Texas

Former US President George W Bush visits the Dallas, Texas, hardware store that offered him a job earlier this month.
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Australia mourns bushfire victims

Sunday 22nd of February 2009, 13:20
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles, Australia Australia
related places: Victoria

Australia observes a day of mourning for victims of bushfires which swept across Victoria state, killing more than 200.
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Poetry passion

Sunday 22nd of February 2009, 13:31
related countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua

Nicaragua hosts International Poetry festival
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Sri Lanka pair break Test record

Sunday 22nd of February 2009, 13:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Mahela Jayawardene and Thilan Samaraweera break Peter May and Colin Cowdrey's Test fourth-wicket record with a stand of 437 against Pakistan.
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Official in Pakistan 'kidnapped'

Sunday 22nd of February 2009, 15:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Swat

An administrator is abducted in Pakistan's troubled Swat valley, officials say, but the Taleban describe the man as a "guest".
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Pirates seize vessel off Somalia

Sunday 22nd of February 2009, 15:35
related countries: Greece Greece, Somalia Somalia

Pirates in the Gulf of Aden seize a Greek-owned cargo ship, says a BBC correspondent aboard a nearby Royal Navy vessel.
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In pictures

Sunday 22nd of February 2009, 16:08
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Masked revellers celebrate Bolivia's La Diablada festival
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Dying British reality TV star marries

Sunday 22nd of February 2009, 16:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Reality TV star Jade Goody receives a standing ovation as she marries her fiance Jack Tweed at a ceremony in Essex.
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Prison break repeat shocks Greece

Sunday 22nd of February 2009, 16:58
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

Two of Greece's most notorious criminals escape from Athens' top security prison by helicopter in a repeat of a daring 2006 breakout.
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Russia defends sinking cargo ship

Sunday 22nd of February 2009, 17:09
related countries: Russia Russia, Indonesia Indonesia, China China

Russia defends its firing on a Chinese- and Indonesian- crewed ship that sank, leaving eight crew dead.
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Sudan leader gets Egypt's support

Sunday 22nd of February 2009, 17:33
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Sudan Sudan
related places: Cairo

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir thanks Egypt for its backing, amid expectation he may soon be indicted for alleged war crimes.
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Iraq MP 'aided parliament bomber'

Sunday 22nd of February 2009, 22:22
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A Sunni lawmaker in Iraq could face charges over claims he was involved in a deadly bomb attack on the country's parliament.
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Pirate patrol diary

Sunday 22nd of February 2009, 22:41
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somali pirates capture ship and frustrate navy
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EU heads back financial clampdown

Sunday 22nd of February 2009, 22:58
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Leaders of Europe's biggest economies agree on the need to regulate all financial markets, including hedge funds.
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Bombs kill Somalia peacekeepers

Sunday 22nd of February 2009, 23:14
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

Insurgents in Somalia kill 11 African Union peacekeepers from Burundi in a deadly attack on an AU military base in Mogadishu.
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Crew rescued from blazing vessel

Sunday 22nd of February 2009, 23:39
related countries: Canada Canada, Spain Spain

The crew of a blazing Spanish fishing boat is rescued by the Canadian Coast Guard in the North Atlantic.
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