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What happend on February 12th 2010

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US museum 'must return' Greek statue

Friday 12th of February 2010, 0:12
related countries: Greece Greece, Italy Italy

A judge in Italy orders the Getty Museum in Los Angeles to return an ancient Greek bronze statue.
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Equal sides?

Friday 12th of February 2010, 1:54
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Rows highlight race and faith divide in Malaysia
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Starting over

Friday 12th of February 2010, 2:07
related countries: Haiti Haiti

One month on, where to begin rebuilding Haiti?
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Protest at Mexico president visit

Friday 12th of February 2010, 2:42
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Ciudad Juarez

Mexico's Felipe Calderon gets a public barracking as he unveils an anti-crime plan in his country's most violent city, Ciudad Juarez.
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Chile mint boss pays the price for coin misspelling gaffe

Friday 12th of February 2010, 3:59
related countries: Chile Chile

The Chile mint's general manager is dismissed after thousands of coins were issued with the name of the country spelt wrongly.
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Broadcasters decry 'Iran jamming'

Friday 12th of February 2010, 5:26
related countries: Iran Iran

Three leading international broadcasters condemn Iran for its "deliberate electronic interference" in their output.
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China decries US-Dalai Lama plans

Friday 12th of February 2010, 6:53
related countries: United States United States, China China
related places: White House

China urges the US to reconsider its "wrong decision", as the White House confirms President Barack Obama will meet the Dalai Lama.
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Iraq election campaign under way

Friday 12th of February 2010, 7:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Campaigning for next month's elections in Iraq is under way amid a continuing row over the ban on scores of candidates.
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Iceland to be 'journalism haven'

Friday 12th of February 2010, 8:32
related countries: Iceland Iceland

Icelandic MPs and whistle-blowing website Wikileaks propose to turn Iceland into a 'journalism haven'.
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Japan anger over whaling 'attack'

Friday 12th of February 2010, 8:35
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan reacts angrily after Sea Shepherd activists throw acid made from rancid butter at a whaling ship in the Antarctic.
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India man run over by train twice

Friday 12th of February 2010, 9:03
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Two trains run over a man in the Indian city of Delhi in quick succession as his body lay on the tracks.
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Get off my land! Farmer plants landmines to ward off thieves

Friday 12th of February 2010, 9:37
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian farmer is given a suspended sentence for planting landmines around his field to ward off trespassers.
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Euro angst

Friday 12th of February 2010, 10:11
related countries: Greece Greece

European readers fear Greek debt contagion
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Mauritania jails cocaine dealers

Friday 12th of February 2010, 10:20
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

Mauritania's liaison officer to Interpol is among several people sent to jail over a cocaine trafficking ring.
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Togo appeal over Nations Cup ban

Friday 12th of February 2010, 10:36
related countries: Togo Togo

Togo's football authority appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over their ban from the Africa Cup of Nations.
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Brazil governor faces corruption charges

Friday 12th of February 2010, 10:44
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Brasilia

Jose Roberto Arruda, the governor of Brazil's capital Brasilia, hands himself in to face corruption allegations.
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Bill Clinton has heart procedure

Friday 12th of February 2010, 10:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Former US President Bill Clinton is "in good spirits" after undergoing a heart procedure following chest pains, his doctor says.
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India-Pakistan talks 'date set'

Friday 12th of February 2010, 10:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India
related places: Mumbai, Delhi

Key Indian and Pakistan envoys will meet in Delhi on 25 February for peace talks stalled since the Mumbai attacks, Pakistan says.
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German economic recovery falters

Friday 12th of February 2010, 11:00
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's recovery from recession faltered in the final quarter of 2009, preliminary figures show.
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Ingushetia shoot-out 'kills 20'

Friday 12th of February 2010, 11:20
related countries: Russia Russia

At least 20 insurgents die in an operation by Russian security forces in the restive republic of Ingushetia, officials say.
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US praises 'democratic' Nigeria

Friday 12th of February 2010, 11:34
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United States United States

The US says the handover of power to Nigeria's vice-president "served the principles of democracy".
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Poisonous legacy

Friday 12th of February 2010, 11:53
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Saddam

Ghosts of Saddam's Baathists haunt Iraq election
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Chinese bank reserves increased

Friday 12th of February 2010, 12:19
related countries: China China

China orders banks to increase their reserves for a second time this year in a bid to curb lending and cool the economy.
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Tired of waiting

Friday 12th of February 2010, 13:55
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African township full of anger, not hope
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Parra labels Ireland as 'cheats'

Friday 12th of February 2010, 14:01
related countries: Ireland Ireland, France France

Scrum-half Morgan Parra becomes the latest France player to hit out at Grand Slam champions Ireland in advance of Saturday's Six Nations clash.
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Bill Clinton out of US hospital

Friday 12th of February 2010, 14:04
related countries: United States United States

Former US President Bill Clinton leaves hospital in New York after undergoing a heart procedure to correct a blocked artery.
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German star charged in HIV case

Friday 12th of February 2010, 14:17
related countries: Germany Germany

A singer from a German girl band has been charged with causing bodily harm for failing to inform partners she was HIV positive.
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Million dollar bears: China to rent pandas to Tokyo zoo

Friday 12th of February 2010, 14:55
related countries: Japan Japan, China China
related places: Tokyo

The Japanese city of Tokyo agrees to rent two giant pandas from China, at a cost of $1m (£640,000).
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Khan movie hits Mumbai amid row

Friday 12th of February 2010, 15:10
related countries: India India
related places: Khan, Mumbai

A new film featuring Shah Rukh Khan opens in Mumbai amid tight security after protests by hardline Hindus.
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US-Iraqi raid on Iranian group

Friday 12th of February 2010, 15:21
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Iran Iran, United States United States

The US and Iraqi military say its forces attacked suspected members of an Iranian-backed militant group in southern Maysan province.
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Court will hear S Lanka petition

Friday 12th of February 2010, 15:30
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court agrees to hear a petition against the arrest of defeated presidential candidate, Gen Sarath Fonseka.
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Rebels open fire after Yemen deal

Friday 12th of February 2010, 15:34
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yemeni rebels have opened fire on government soldiers hours after a peace deal was announced.
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Police arrest five 'gay' Kenyans

Friday 12th of February 2010, 15:50
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Mombasa

Police in Kenya arrest five men accused of planning a "gay wedding" - a day after another union was halted.
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Live - Winter Olympics begins

Friday 12th of February 2010, 17:29
related countries: Canada Canada, Georgia Georgia
related places: Vancouver

The 21st Winter Olympics gets under way in Vancouver, hours after a Georgian luger dies in a training crash.
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'Airport activist' home in China

Friday 12th of February 2010, 17:35
related countries: Japan Japan, China China
related places: Tokyo, Narita

An activist refused re-entry to China finally goes home after three months in a Japan airport, but vows to continue his work.
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Vancouver fans give India Olympians free uniforms

Friday 12th of February 2010, 17:42
related countries: Canada Canada, India India
related places: Vancouver

Vancouver's Indo-Canadian community rallies to provide funding and uniforms for India's three-man Winter Olympics team, local press reports say.
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Net attack hits Australian sites

Friday 12th of February 2010, 17:46
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A hacktivist group plans to keep up with attacks aimed at Australian government websites
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Poll call over Zimbabwe impasse

Friday 12th of February 2010, 17:54
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Fresh elections may be needed in Zimbabwe after political leaders fail to end their deadlock, the MDC says.
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Iraqi Shia city rocked by bombs

Friday 12th of February 2010, 18:07
related countries: Iraq Iraq

At least six people are killed in a string of explosions in the Iraqi Shia city of Najaf.
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Audio slideshow

Friday 12th of February 2010, 18:16
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Life in a temporary camp set up after the Haiti quake
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Greece calls EU rescue plan timid

Friday 12th of February 2010, 18:29
related countries: Greece Greece

Greek PM George Papandreou criticises the European Union's response to Greece's financial crisis as timid and too slow.
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Olympic luger in horrific crash

Friday 12th of February 2010, 19:41
related countries: Canada Canada, Georgia Georgia

Georgian luge competitor Nodar Kumaritashvili is seriously injured in a 95mph crash during Winter Olympic training in Canada.
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Eight arrests over Red Cap deaths

Friday 12th of February 2010, 19:51
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

There is enough evidence for eight Iraqi suspects to face trial over the 2003 killing of six British soldiers, a judge indicates.
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'Thousands flee' Somalia fighting

Friday 12th of February 2010, 21:14
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

Thousands of people have fled Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, in the past two days, the UN refugee agency says.
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US retail sales beat expectations

Friday 12th of February 2010, 21:48
related countries: United States United States

US retail sales rise more than expected in January, but a separate survey shows consumer confidence remains weak.
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Haiti 'will not die' - president

Friday 12th of February 2010, 22:15
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Haiti's President Rene Preval vows that his country will live on, during a day of national mourning a month after the earthquake.
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