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Man's body pulled from US volcano

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 0:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Rescue

The body of a climber who fell into the crater of the Mount St Helens volcano has been recovered, US officials say.
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In pictures

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 1:29
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's little-known ethnic Africans, the Sheedi
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Train translations

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 1:56
related countries: Germany Germany

Teutonic facelift for 'too English' German railways
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Japan to question whale activist

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 4:57
related countries: Japan Japan, New Zealand New Zealand

A New Zealand activist who boarded a Japanese whaling ship in protest is to be taken to Japan for questioning.
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Treaty to ban cluster munitions

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 5:20
related countries: Burkina Faso Burkina Faso

A treaty banning cluster bombs will become law in August after Burkina Faso helps win support at the UN.
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US in new diplomatic move to Syria

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 6:04
related countries: Syria Syria, Lebanon Lebanon, United States United States

Barack Obama nominates Robert Ford as the first US ambassador to Syria since the killing of ex-Lebanon PM Rafik Hariri in 2005.
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Many die in Indian bus accident

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 6:26
related countries: India India
related places: At

At least 22 people from a wedding party die when their bus falls into a river in Uttar Pradesh, northern India, police say.
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Pakistan group claims India blast

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 7:18
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India
related places: Pune

A previously unknown Pakistan-based group says it carried out Saturday's deadly blast in India's western Pune city.
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Toyota pressed over recall speed

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 7:42
related countries: United States United States

A US watchdog orders Toyota to hand over evidence to see if the firm acted quickly enough in calling for mass vehicle recalls.
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'Climate threat' to Tajikistan

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 7:51
related countries: Tajikistan Tajikistan

The poorest country in Central Asia is also one of the most adversely affected by climate change, a charity says.
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Argentina steps up Falklands row

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 8:24
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), Argentina Argentina

Vessels heading to and from the Falkland Islands must seek permission, Buenos Aires says, amid an oil row with the UK.
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Anwar trial appeal bid rejected

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 9:39
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

The sodomy trial against Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, should go ahead, the appeals court rules.
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Nigerian troops end cemetery row

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 10:07
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Jos

Nigerian soldiers halt a row over a cemetery between Christians and Muslims near Jos, the scene of deadly religious riots last month.
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US carrier docks in Hong Kong

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 10:11
related countries: United States United States, China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

The USS Nimitz aircraft carrier docks in Hong Kong at a time of strained diplomatic relations between the US and China.
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Hiddink named new Turkey manager

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 10:17
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Russia Russia

Dutchman Guus Hiddink will become Turkey's new manager when his contract with Russia expires on 30 June.
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Luger's body returned to Georgia

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 10:18
related countries: Georgia Georgia

The body of the Georgian luger killed before he could take part in the Winter Olympics is returned to his family.
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Designer McQueen 'hanged himself'

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 10:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British fashion designer Alexander McQueen hanged himself in a wardrobe after leaving a note, an inquest hears.
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Voices from Haiti

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 10:29
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Impact of quake and efforts to rebuild lives
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Pakistan media 'muted' on arrest

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 11:07
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

The Pakistani media is muted over the arrest of top Taliban military commander Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.
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How serious is Falklands row?

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 11:10
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), Argentina Argentina, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: How

Argentina has asked the UN to bring Britain into talks over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands. Can this row be resolved?
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US man executed over 1984 murder

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 11:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

A Florida death row inmate is executed for murdering a woman in 1984, in spite of a campaign urging clemency.
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In pictures

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 12:04
related countries: France France

Presidents' limos on display at French chateau
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Philippine peace deal 'unlikely'

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 12:09
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Philippine rebels reject a power-sharing proposal, making a peace deal unlikely before President Gloria Arroyo leaves office.
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Toyota considers Corolla recall

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 12:16
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Toyota

Japanese carmaker Toyota will add a brake-override system to all new vehicles as it seeks to recover from a global car recall.
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India assures teams over safety

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 12:33
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Indian officials move to reassure foreign teams that this month's hockey World Cup in Delhi will be a safe tournament.
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Paying the price

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 13:12
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Economic woes amid drugs war grief of Mexican city
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Ukrainian poll result suspended

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 13:13
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A Ukrainian court suspends the result of the recent presidential election, following a challenge by loser Yulia Tymoshenko.
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Charges over Thailand club fire

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 13:14
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Thai prosecutors charges four people over a deadly Bangkok nightclub fire which left 67 dead and scores injured.
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Oil deal 'damaging for Uganda'

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 13:15
related countries: Uganda Uganda, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A secret deal between Uganda's government and a UK oil firm risks the country's environment, a UK lobby group says.
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Assassin 'suspects' shock at claim

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 13:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British men named as possible assassins of a top Hamas official at a hotel in Dubai react with shock.
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US-Somalia aid rules 'impossible'

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 13:33
related countries: Somalia Somalia, United States United States

US rules aimed at keeping food aid away from Somali militants are impossible to meet, the UN's humanitarian envoy says.
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Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 13:53
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A 33-year-old being held over the death of a man in a London hotel could have links with the Saudi royal family, it is understood.
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ICRC condemns Israeli occupation

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 15:00
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Israel is making life close to impossible for many West Bank Palsetinians, says the international Red Cross.
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German trapped on ski lift raises alert by setting fire to cash

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 15:32
related countries: Austria Austria, Germany Germany

A German snowboarder stranded in the Austrian Alps for six hours is rescued after attracting attention by setting fire to his cash.
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Syria talks candid, US envoy says

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 15:54
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Damascus

A top US diplomat describes as "candid" his talks with Syria's leader, part of a US move to improve ties with Damascus.
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Sarkozy tours quake-ravaged Haiti

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 15:57
related countries: Haiti Haiti, France France

French President Nicolas Sarkozy pledges Haiti 270m euros in aid to help it recover from its devastating quake.
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Taliban 'lining up human shields'

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 16:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Taliban militants are increasingly using civilians as "human shields" as they fight allied troops, an Afghan general says.
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Malaysia women flogged over sex

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 16:20
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Three Malaysian women are caned by the authorities for having extra-marital sex, say officials.
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Live - Winter Olympics day six

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 16:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

World champion Lindsey Vonn and Chemmy Alcott compete in the women's downhill, while Britain's women's curlers start their campaign.
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Argentina steps up Falklands row

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 16:59
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), Argentina Argentina, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Argentina announces new controls on shipping en route to the Falkland Islands in a growing row over UK oil drilling plans.
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Pakistan confirms Taliban arrest

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 17:26
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Pakistan confirms a captured Taliban suspect is key leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, but denies US agents were involved.
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India to hold Maoist attack probe

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 17:41
related countries: India India

The government of the Indian state of West Bengal orders an inquiry into the killings of at least 24 troops by Maoist rebels.
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Eurostar service on hold all week

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 17:58
related countries: Belgium Belgium, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Brussels

Eurostar services between the UK and Brussels will remain suspended until Monday following the fatal train crash in Belgium.
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Kenya minister hits out at leader

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 18:01
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's Agriculture Minister William Ruto hits out at his former ally, Prime Minister Raila Odinga, amid a bitter power struggle.
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Ukrainian football team turned away from top London store

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 19:14
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Fulham, London

Shakhtar Donetsk footballers are barred from Mohamed Al Fayed's Harrods store - days before playing his Fulham team.
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Berlin children win right to be noisy

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 19:15
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Children in the German capital Berlin win the right to be exempt from strict laws on noise pollution.
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French guilty in US wine scandal

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 19:24
related countries: France France, United States United States

French winemakers and traders are convicted of a scam to sell 18 million bottles of fake Pinot Noir to a top US buyer.
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Brown demands 'hit squad' inquiry

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 20:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK PM Gordon Brown calls for a "full investigation" into how fake British passports were allegedly used by a hit squad in Dubai.
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US small plane crashes into homes

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 21:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

A small aircraft crashes in the US state of California, reportedly killing all three people on board.
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US hails Taliban chief's capture

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 21:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Taliban

The US hails the capture of the Afghan Taliban military commander, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, as a "big success" for US-Pakistani cooperation.
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Israel says no proof of Dubai hit

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 22:28
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman says there is no proof it carried out the killing of a Hamas commander in Dubai.
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US unemployment 'to stay high'

Wednesday 17th of February 2010, 22:34
related countries: United States United States

US unemployment will remain high this year, the Federal Reserve warns, despite the economy growing strongly.
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