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Ex-US Vice-President Cheney ill

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 1:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Former US Vice President Dick Cheney is in hospital in Washington after experiencing chest pains, his office says.
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Australia 'faces permanent alert'

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 4:41
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian PM Kevin Rudd says the country faces a permanent, high terror threat, and announces new entry rules.
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Canadians waltz to ice dance gold

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 5:01
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Vancouver

Graceful Canadian duo Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir delight the home crowd with a stunning free dance to claim ice dance gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
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Giant George enters record books as world's biggest ever dog

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 5:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arizona

A Great Dane from the US state of Arizona is officially recognised by Guinness World Records as the tallest dog ever on record.
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India police 'dying of malaria'

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 5:22
related countries: India India

More than 100 police fighting Maoist rebels in eastern India have died of malaria, police sources say.
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Jakarta bomb 'financier' on trial

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 6:07
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Jakarta

The trial of those suspected of involvement in last year's Jakarta bombing continues with the case of the alleged financier.
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Leaders 'back claim on Falklands'

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 7:19
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), Argentina Argentina, United States United States

Latin American leaders at a regional summit back Argentina's claim over the Falklands, Argentina's president has said.
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Bike bomb kills Afghan civilians

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 7:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Lashkar Gah

At least seven civilians are killed by a bomb left on a bicycle near a bus station in the southern Afghan city, Lashkar Gah.
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Ripple effect

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 8:31
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Uganda's anti-gay bill sees rising African homophobia
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Taliban leader 'held in Pakistan'

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 9:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A senior leader of the Afghan Taliban has been detained in north-west Pakistan, reports in the US media say.
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Lee poised for Test retirement

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 9:26
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia fast bowler Brett Lee is expected to announce his retirement from Test cricket later on Tuesday.
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Flights from Paris hit by strikes

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 9:58
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Flights are cancelled at the two main Paris airports as French air traffic controllers begin a five-day strike.
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Go to hell! Undiplomatic exchange mars Latin American unity summit

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 10:15
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Venezuela Venezuela, United States United States

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Colombian President Alvaro Uribe clash at a Latin American summit.
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IPL will not move, insists Modi

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 10:34
related countries: India India

Indian Premier League supremo Lalit Modi is adamant the tournament will not be moved, despite security concerns.
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Oxfam puzzled by China criticism

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 10:39
related countries: China China

Website notices alleging that Oxfam is trying to infiltrate China are puzzling the international aid group.
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Kenya leaders meet to heal rift

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 10:51
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The leaders of Kenya's fragile unity government meet for the first time since a power struggle broke out a week ago.
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China denies school-based hacks

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 11:18
related countries: China China

The Chinese government has denied that the hack attacks against Google took place inside two schools in the country.
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Mladic house raided in Belgrade

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 11:56
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
related places: Belgrade

Serbian police raid a house belonging to the family of the Bosnian Serb wartime military chief, Gen Ratko Mladic.
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EU's pick for envoy to US queried

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 12:00
related countries: Sweden Sweden, France France, United States United States
related places: Washington, Eu

Sweden and France voice concern over the appointment of the European Commission chief's top aide as the new EU ambassador to Washington.
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Maoists 'attack police' in India

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 12:12
related countries: India India

Maoist rebels attack a police camp in the Indian state of West Bengal, hours after one of their leaders offers a ceasefire.
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Mauritania-Mali row over al-Qaeda

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 12:14
related countries: Mali Mali
related places: Bamako

Mauritania recalls its ambassador to Mali in protest at Bamako's decision to release four al-Qaeda militants from jail.
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West Bank strike over tomb claim

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 12:17
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank
related places: Bethlehem

Palestinians in Bethlehem begin a three-day strike in protest at Israeli claims to two West Bank shrines.
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China tightens internet controls

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 12:32
related countries: China China

China tightens controls on internet use, requiring anyone who wants to set up a website to meet regulators and produce ID.
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Deadly landslide hits Indonesia

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 12:37
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

At least five people are killed and dozens are missing after a huge landslide buries a village in West Java, reports say.
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Foreigners get own prison - and prison menu - in South Korea

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 14:44
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea opens what officials say is the world's first purpose-built prison for foreign convicts.
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Dutch election to be held in June

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 15:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Netherlands Netherlands

The Netherlands is to hold a general election on 9 June, after the government's collapse in a row over Afghanistan.
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Deadly fire hits Bangalore office

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 15:23
related countries: India India
related places: Bangalore

Nine people die and more than 40 are injured in a fire in an office block in the southern Indian city of Bangalore, officials say.
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German bishop admits drink-driving

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 15:33
related countries: Germany Germany

The head of Germany's Protestant church admits driving while three times over the legal alcohol limit.
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Concern at Karzai poll power grab

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 15:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Western diplomats express deep concern at a decree by Afghan President Hamid Karzai giving him control of the election watchdog.
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Iran 'arrests Sunni militant'

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 15:45
related countries: Iran Iran

The authorities in Iran arrest Abdolmalek Rigi, the leader of Sunni Muslim militant group Jundullah, say reports.
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Live - Winter Olympics Day 12

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 16:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Canada's men look likely to beat Germany and reach the Olympic ice hockey quarter-finals, while British duo Nicola Minichiello and Gillian Cooke finish their second bobsleigh run in Whistler.
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'Smears' anger ANC power broker

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 18:07
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The head of South Africa's powerful ANC youth wing hits out at his critics, after rumours about his wealth.
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Albania 'stalling organs inquiry'

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 18:10
related countries: Albania Albania

A UN expert says Albania is stalling inquiries into allegations that Kosovo Serbs were butchered for their organs there.
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Security worries

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 18:52
related countries: India India

Anxious moments ahead of key Indian sporting year
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Differing agendas

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 19:21
related countries: India India

Little common ground ahead of India-Pakistan talks
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Livni hails Dubai Hamas killing

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 19:28
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni applauds the killing of a Hamas commander in Dubai.
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Migrant families 'can stay' in UK

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 20:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The European Court rules some migrant families can stay in the UK and claim benefits, even if the main worker leaves the country.
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Turkey mine explosion 'kills 17'

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 21:06
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A methane explosion at a coal mine in north-west Turkey has killed 17 workers, Turkish news agencies say.
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Dick Cheney had mild heart attack

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 22:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Monday

Former US Vice President Dick Cheney had a mild heart attack on Monday, his fifth in 32 years, his office says.
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Haiti poised to free Americans

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 22:18
related countries: Haiti Haiti, United States United States

A judge in Haiti says the last two US missionaries being held on suspicion of abducting children may be freed in days.
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French hostage released in Mali

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 22:19
related countries: France France, Mali Mali

A French hostage being held by al-Qaeda in Mali is freed after the authorities release four of the group's members from jail.
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Spain protests over spending cuts

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 22:34
related countries: Spain Spain

Thousands of people protest in Spain against government spending cuts and plans to raise the retirement age.
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Niger junta names prime minister

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 23:08
related countries: Niger Niger

The junta which seized power in Niger last week appoints a civilian to be prime minister until new elections are held.
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Boss says Toyota 'grew too fast'

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 23:24
related countries: United States United States

The boss of Toyota admits the firm's rapid expansion may have led to safety issues which saw 8.5 million vehicles recalled.
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Sudan and Darfur rebels sign deal

Tuesday 23rd of February 2010, 23:55
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Khartoum

A major rebel group in Sudan's Darfur region signs a framework ceasefire agreement with the Khartoum government.
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