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Key Afghan-Pakistani talks in US

Friday 27th of February 2009, 0:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The US agrees with Afghanistan and Pakistan to hold regular talks to tackle rising violence in their volatile border region.
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Brazil priest suspended for views

Friday 27th of February 2009, 0:59
related countries: Brazil Brazil

A Roman Catholic priest in Brazil who defended the use of contraceptives and the rights of homosexuals is suspended by his local archbishop.
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Argentina-US row over CIA comment

Friday 27th of February 2009, 1:54
related countries: Argentina Argentina, United States United States

Argentina protests after the US Central Intelligence Agency warns about possible economic instability in the country.
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Out of print?

Friday 27th of February 2009, 2:08
related countries: United States United States

The crisis that could close down the US newspaper industry
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Second bird flu death in Vietnam

Friday 27th of February 2009, 3:27
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Bird flu claims a second victim this year in Vietnam, a 32-year-old man, as the Asian region stays on alert.
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Obama unveils his $3.6tn budget

Friday 27th of February 2009, 3:34
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama unveils a $3.6tn (£2.5tn) budget and forecasts a budget deficit of $1.75tn.
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China told to end Tiananmen taboo

Friday 27th of February 2009, 5:30
related countries: China China

Mothers whose children were killed in Tiananmen Square in 1989 urge China's leaders to investigate their deaths.
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What is the way forward in Iraq?

Friday 27th of February 2009, 5:58
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

President Obama has revealed plans to withdraw most US troops from Iraq by August 2010. Do you agree with the proposals?
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Woods slumps to Match Play defeat

Friday 27th of February 2009, 6:43
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Tiger Woods loses 4&2 to South Africa's Tim Clark in round two of the WGC Accenture Match Play Championship.
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Japan's industrial output plunges

Friday 27th of February 2009, 6:43
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's industrial production falls by a record 10% in January - the biggest monthly drop in more than 50 years.
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Ex-Malawi leader on theft charges

Friday 27th of February 2009, 8:14
related countries: Malawi Malawi

Ex-Malawian President Bakili Muluzi appears in court accused of stealing $11m (£7.7m) in aid cash.
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Surrogate armies

Friday 27th of February 2009, 8:17
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

DR Congo's military lets foreign soldiers do its job
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The Simpsons to set US prime-time TV series record

Friday 27th of February 2009, 9:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Simpsons

The Simpsons is to become the longest-running prime-time series in US TV history after two more seasons were ordered.
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Mexico rejects US drugs warning

Friday 27th of February 2009, 9:12
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico

Mexico's president rejects US concern that his country could collapse because of a growing wave of drug violence.
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Indian economy in sharp slowdown

Friday 27th of February 2009, 9:25
related countries: India India

India's economy grew by less than expected in the last three months of 2008, official figures show.
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Obama to reveal Iraq pullout plan

Friday 27th of February 2009, 9:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

President Barack Obama is expected to announce his plan to withdraw most of the US troops from Iraq by 2010.
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Singapore suspect still at large

Friday 27th of February 2009, 9:57
related countries: Singapore Singapore

One year after a suspected Islamist militant escaped from a Singapore jail, the authorities vow to track him down.
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Bangkok pro-Thaksin rallies finish

Friday 27th of February 2009, 10:12
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Supporters of ousted Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra end a three-day protest outside parliament in Bangkok.
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Protests continue on Sharif ban

Friday 27th of February 2009, 10:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Sharif

Protests against a court decision to ban Pakistan's ex-PM Nawaz Sharif and his brother from elected office enter a third day.
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Bangladesh mutineers 'arrested'

Friday 27th of February 2009, 10:37
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Officials say at least 200 Bangladeshi mutineers are arrested as the hunt begins for missing senior officers.
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Jet had repairs days before crash

Friday 27th of February 2009, 10:46
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The Turkish Airlines jet that crashed near Amsterdam's Schiphol airport had been repaired on Monday.
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Exile blues

Friday 27th of February 2009, 10:49
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Iranian band Kiosk find success in the United States
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China denounces US 'rights abuse'

Friday 27th of February 2009, 11:12
related countries: United States United States, China China
related places: Beijing

Two days after a US report criticised China's rights record, Beijing retaliates with a fiery critique of life in the US.
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Asean seals regional trade pact

Friday 27th of February 2009, 11:22
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Australia Australia

South East Asia's governments sign a free-trade deal with Australia and New Zealand at the Asean summit in Thailand.
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Kiwis secure Twenty20 clean sweep

Friday 27th of February 2009, 11:35
related countries: India India, New Zealand New Zealand

Brendon McCullum hits an unbeaten 69 as New Zealand beat India by five wickets to take the Twenty20 series 2-0.
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Australia fire fear shuts schools

Friday 27th of February 2009, 11:37
related countries: Australia Australia

Hundreds of schools close and people leave home as the threat of bush fires resurges in south-eastern Australia.
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Betancourt 'selfish in captivity'

Friday 27th of February 2009, 12:15
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Ingrid Betancourt, held by Farc rebels in Colombia, was selfish in captivity, say three fellow hostages in a new book.
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Hasina's test

Friday 27th of February 2009, 12:26
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Has the mutiny strengthened Bangladesh's PM?
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Holocaust row bishop apologises

Friday 27th of February 2009, 12:59
related countries: Argentina Argentina, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British bishop expelled from Argentina for denying the extent of the Holocaust apologises for causing offence.
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Moroccans jail key bomb suspect

Friday 27th of February 2009, 12:59
related countries: Morocco Morocco

A court in Morocco jails Islamist militant Saad Housseini for 15 years over the 2003 Casablanca bombings.
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Flintoff to return home from tour

Friday 27th of February 2009, 13:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Andrew Flintoff is returning home from England's tour of the West Indies on Friday to have treatment on his injured hip.
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Live text - West Indies v England

Friday 27th of February 2009, 13:34
related countries: Barbados Barbados, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England declare on 600-6 and then remove Chris Gayle on day two of the fourth Test against West Indies in Barbados.
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No deal in Israel coalition talks

Friday 27th of February 2009, 14:23
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's prime minister-designate says talks to include the centrist Kadima party in a coalition have ended without agreement.
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Vatican rejects bishop's apology

Friday 27th of February 2009, 14:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Vatican rejects a British bishop's apology for offending people by denying the full extent of the Holocaust.
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US increases stake in Citigroup

Friday 27th of February 2009, 15:17
related countries: United States United States

Citigroup agrees a deal which sees the US government increase its stake in the ailing bank from 8% to 40%.
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Mugabe prepares lavish birthday

Friday 27th of February 2009, 15:21
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Supporters of Zimbabwe's president raise $250,000 to mark his 85th birthday, as the country seeks emergency aid.
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Bangladesh troops find mass grave

Friday 27th of February 2009, 15:36
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Dhaka

Troops searching the site of a mutiny in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, find a grave thought to contain 58 bodies.
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Zuma dismisses new SA challenge

Friday 27th of February 2009, 15:53
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Jacob Zuma, leader of South Africa's ruling ANC, tells the BBC he is not worried by the emergence of a new opposition.
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Ryanair mulls charge for toilets

Friday 27th of February 2009, 16:00
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The Irish budget airline says it is considering charging passengers for using the toilet while flying.
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Rwanda priest jailed for genocide

Friday 27th of February 2009, 17:10
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

A former Rwandan priest is given a 25-year jail sentence for his role in the 1994 genocide by a UN war crimes court.
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Pilfered euro sparks German row

Friday 27th of February 2009, 17:26
related countries: Germany Germany

The sacking of a worker suspected of pilfering provokes wrangling in Germany about public morality and big business.
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Canada 'turns back Russia bomber'

Friday 27th of February 2009, 17:34
related countries: Canada Canada, Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Ottawa

Canadian jets intercepted a Russian bomber on the eve of US President Obama's visit to Ottawa, Canadian officials say.
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S Africa hit back after North ton

Friday 27th of February 2009, 17:59
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Australia Australia
related places: Johannesburg

South Africa stabilised after a disastrous start to finish on 85-3 in their reply to Australia's 466 on day two of the first Test in Johannesburg.
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Gathering storm

Friday 27th of February 2009, 18:13
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

French car workers fear EU leaders will veto rescue loans
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Death probe for coma-case father

Friday 27th of February 2009, 18:59
related countries: Italy Italy

The father of an Italian woman who died after a right-to-die row is under investigation for murder, prosecutors say.
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Live - France v Wales

Friday 27th of February 2009, 18:59
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wales' Grand Slam hopes are dashed as France win 21-16 at the Stade de France.
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Seizure of Stanford land endorsed

Friday 27th of February 2009, 19:01
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda's parliament approves the takeover of land and assets owned by Sir Allen Stanford.
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US detainee 'on terror charges'

Friday 27th of February 2009, 20:32
related countries: Qatar Qatar, United States United States

A Qatari-Saudi national held on US soil is formally charged by a court with supporting a foreign terror group.
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India launches Gandhi sale move

Friday 27th of February 2009, 20:55
related countries: India India

India is taking steps to prevent Mahatma Gandhi's personal possessions being auctioned in New York, reports from India say.
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Bopara takes England to big total

Friday 27th of February 2009, 21:35
related countries: Barbados Barbados, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ravi Bopara makes 104 as England declare on 600-6 and reduce West Indies to 85-1 by the close on day two of the fourth Test in Barbados.
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France end Wales Grand Slam hopes

Friday 27th of February 2009, 21:43
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

Wales suffer defeat for the first time in the Six Nations under Warren Gatland, beaten 21-16 by France in Paris.
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France end Wales Grand Slam hopes

Friday 27th of February 2009, 21:43
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

Wales suffer defeat for the first time in the Six Nations under Warren Gatland, beaten 21-16 by France in Paris.
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US economy suffers sharp nosedive

Friday 27th of February 2009, 21:57
related countries: United States United States

The US economy shrank by 6.2% in the last three months of 2008 - more than predicted - revised official figures show.
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Kurdish 'grave sites' to be dug

Friday 27th of February 2009, 22:00
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Excavations are ordered at sites in Turkey where bodies of Kurds killed in the 1990s may have been dumped.
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Obama outlines Iraq pullout plan

Friday 27th of February 2009, 22:33
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

President Barack Obama announces details of his plan to withdraw most US troops from Iraq by August 2010.
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Spanish seize huge cocaine haul

Friday 27th of February 2009, 22:39
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Spain Spain

A Venezuelan fishing boat is seized with five tonnes of cocaine on board, Spanish customs officials say.
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Bangladesh army backs government

Friday 27th of February 2009, 23:36
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

The head of Bangladesh's army pledges support for the government following a bloody mutiny by border guards.
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