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US skydiver lands dead instructor

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 0:18
related countries: United States United States

A US soldier on his first skydive lands safely despite being attached to his instructor who died during the descent.
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Saudis issue wanted list

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 1:38
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia issues a list of 83 wanted militants living overseas, calling on them to return to their home country.
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Rwanda teacher accused of genocide

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 6:10
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda, United States United States
related places: Baltimore

A college near the US city of Baltimore suspends a Rwandan professor over accusations he participated in genocide there.
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Australia cleric gets jail term

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 8:58
related countries: Australia Australia

A Muslim cleric found guilty of planning bomb attacks in Australia is sentenced to 15 years in prison.
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All-night show

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 8:59
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopia's ancient Christmas in sound and images
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Hospital strike test for Nepal Maoists

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 9:14
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Unions strike at a central Nepal hospital amid calls by the Maoist PM for an end to "endemic" industrial action.
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Venezuela marks decade of Chavez

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 9:25
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Chavez

President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela tells supporters his socialist revolution is on track as he marks 10 years in office
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Buy American clause 'dangerous'

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 9:30
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

The EU and Canada warn that a clause on construction in the US economic recovery package could promote protectionism.
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Cholera diary

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 9:37
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Aid workers tell of chasing Zimbabwe outbreak in circles
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Court dismisses obscenity charges against kissing Indian couple

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 9:47
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

A married Indian couple said to have kissed in public were expressing love not committing an obscenity, a Delhi court rules.
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UK to 'keep up squeeze' on Mugabe

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 10:14
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Sanctions must be kept on Zimbabwe's President Mugabe, a minister tells the BBC, despite African calls for them to be lifted.
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Life outside

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 10:16
related countries: United States United States

A new approach to prisons and parole in the US
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Life outside

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 10:16
related countries: United States United States

A new approach to prisons and parole in the US
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Police station in Athens attacked

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 10:26
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

Gunmen attack a police station in the Greek capital, Athens, causing some damage but no injuries.
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India plans cheap laptop option

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 10:38
related countries: India India

India says that it is planning to produce a low cost laptop intended for use by school children and students.
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S Lanka hospital 'attacked again'

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 11:04
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The Red Cross in Sri Lanka says three more civilians have died in artillery attacks on a hospital in rebel-held territory.
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N Korea 'preparing missile test'

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 11:10
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea appears to be preparing to test-fire its longest range missile, a South Korean official and reports say.
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England recall for fly-half Goode

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 11:23
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England name Andy Goode at fly-half for their Six Nations opener against Italy on Saturday.
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Chinese anger at UK shoe-thrower

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 11:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, China China

China reacts with indignation over an incident in which a shoe was thrown at Premier Wen Jiabao in the UK.
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Chad opposition remembrance ban

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 11:53
related countries: Chad Chad

Opposition politicians in Chad condemn the banning of a meeting to mark the anniversary of a colleague's disappearance.
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Chad opposition remembrance ban

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 11:53
related countries: Chad Chad

Opposition politicians in Chad condemn the banning of a meeting to mark the anniversary of a colleague's disappearance.
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Australia unveils economic boost

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 11:53
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia cuts interest rates and unveils a A$42bn stimulus package, targeting schools, housing and the lower-paid.
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Boat people rescued off Indonesia

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 12:00
related countries: Burma Burma, Indonesia Indonesia

Nearly 200 people, believed to be Burmese Rohingya, are rescued from a boat adrift off Indonesia's coast, officials say.
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Zuma's e-mail rejected by court

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 12:05
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's ruling party leader Jacob Zuma misses a deadline to challenge graft charges - because he applied by e-mail.
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Top US diplomat to Iraq 'named'

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 12:37
related countries: Iraq Iraq, North Korea North Korea, United States United States

Christopher Hill, the former US chief negotiator with North Korea, is to become the US envoy to Iraq, according to reports.
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Flag mistake at UK-China ceremony

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 12:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The government is criticised for displaying the Union flag upside down at the signing of a trade agreement.
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Italy woman sent to clinic to die

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 13:11
related countries: Italy Italy

An Italian woman is moved to a clinic where she will be allowed to die after 17 years in a vegetative state, despite Vatican protests.
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Israel restrictions on al-Jazeera

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 13:22
related countries: Israel Israel, Qatar Qatar

Israeli officials say they are imposing restrictions on Arabic broadcaster al-Jazeera after the network's owners, the state of Qatar, cut trade ties with Israel.
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Ethiopia troops 'back in Somalia'

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 13:29
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Somalia Somalia

Ethiopian troops re-entered Somalia about two weeks after they said they had pulled out, say witnesses.
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Fresh talks in UK foreign worker row

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 15:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Hundreds of workers continue unofficial strike action over the use of foreign contractors, as Acas talks resume.
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Merkel joins Papal Holocaust row

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 16:03
related countries: Germany Germany

The German chancellor says the Vatican must clear up its position over the readmission of a Holocaust-denying bishop.
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UN defines Romania-Ukraine border

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 16:06
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Romania Romania

The International Court of Justice defines maritime boundary between Romania and Ukraine, settling a dispute over a part of the Black Sea.
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Iran launches homegrown satellite

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 16:35
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran launches its first domestically made satellite, prompting concern by Western powers over its intentions.
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Pakistan bridge blast cuts supply

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 16:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Suspected militants in north-west Pakistan blow up a bridge, cutting a crucial supply link to Nato forces in Afghanistan.
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Big jump in Spanish unemployment

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 16:46
related countries: Spain Spain

The number of people out of work in Spain increased by 199,000 in January, a record monthly jump, government figures show.
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Republican to join Obama cabinet

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 17:09
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama picks Senator Judd Gregg as commerce secretary, the second Republican in the cabinet.
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Sarkozy 'snubbed' by sports star

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 17:36
related countries: France France

Former French football star Lilian Thuram says he has rejected President Nicolas Sarkozy's offer to join the government.
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India triumph despite Murali feat

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 17:41
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

India seal the one-day international series against Sri Lanka on a day when Muttiah Muralitharan equals Wasim Akram's one-day wicket-taking record.
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German troops 'to be based in France'

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 17:51
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

German troops will be based in France for the first time since WWII, under plans reportedly being drawn up.
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Israeli planes hit Gaza tunnels

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 18:05
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israeli planes bomb Palestinian smuggling tunnels on Gaza's border with Egypt after a rocket hits the Israeli city of Ashkelon.
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Somali leader seeks military aid

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 18:07
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somalia's new president appeals for foreign military help to deal with "extremists" against the peace process.
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Arshavin completes Arsenal move

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 18:15
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian international midfielder Andrey Arshavin completes his move to Arsenal on a "long term" deal for an undisclosed fee.
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Madagascar opposition mayor fired

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 18:16
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar

The Madagascar capital's Mayor Andry Rajoelina vows to contest his sacking by government, amid ongoing turmoil in Antananarivo.
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MEPs urge EU Guantanamo promise

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 18:18
related countries: United States United States

MEPs urge EU member states to help the US shut down the Guantanamo Bay prison camp by accepting detainees.
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Sri Lanka Tigers urged to end war

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 18:26
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, Norway Norway, United States United States

Key international negotiators urge Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels to lay down arms and discuss ending hostilities.
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'Risking death'

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 19:04
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The climate of fear for journalists in Sri Lanka
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Cabinet 'ignores' Afghan cricket

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 19:18
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan cricketers are dismayed not to get government recognition after reaching the final stages of the World Cup.
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EU attacks 'Buy American' clause

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 19:25
related countries: United States United States

The EU urges the US to cut the "Buy American" clause from its economic recovery plan amid fears of rising protectionism.
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Liberian crop pest mystery solved

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 20:26
related countries: Liberia Liberia, Guinea Guinea

The mystery caterpillar which is plaguing farmers in Liberia and Guinea has finally been identified, says the UN food agency.
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Iran satellite move sparks fears

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 21:01
related countries: Iran Iran

Western powers voice concerns over Iran's intentions after it launches its first domestically made satellite into orbit.
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US car firms report sales slump

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 21:15
related countries: United States United States

Ford, General Motors and Chrysler all saw a sharp fall in US sales in January, as their woes show no sign of improving.
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Colombia's Farc free ex-governor

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 23:14
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombian Farc rebels release a former provincial governor held hostage since 2001 in the jungle, the Red Cross says.
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Riot police occupy Sao Paulo slum

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 23:20
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian riot police occupy a shantytown in Sao Paulo, following a night of violence there.
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Obama suffers blow over nominees

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 23:33
related countries: United States United States

Tom Daschle withdraws his nomination as US health secretary, hours after another Obama nominee withdrew.
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Guantanamo inmate 'joins Taleban'

Tuesday 3rd of February 2009, 23:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A former inmate at the US jail in Guantanamo Bay has joined the Taleban's high command, UK officials say.
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