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US-free Americas bloc planned

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 1:04
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

Latin American and Caribbean nations agree to a new regional body without the US and Canada, Mexico's president says.
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Role model

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 2:02
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's first woman at Winter Olympics hopes to inspire
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Australians curry Indian favour in anti-racism drive

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 5:08
related countries: India India

Australians are urged to have a Vindaloo against Violence, in a one-day campaign against racism towards Indians.
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Canada into ice hockey quarters

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 5:31
related countries: Canada Canada, Germany Germany

Canada's men thrash Germany to set up a potentially thrilling ice hockey quarter-final against Russia at the Winter Olympics.
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China communists get new ethics

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 5:33
related countries: China China

The Chinese Communist Party issues a new ethics code, in an attempt to control growing corruption among officials.
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Women 'to serve on US submarines'

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 6:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

The US defence department decides to allow women to serve on submarines and recommends the move to Congress.
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Peshawar rocket kills civilians

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 6:30
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban, Peshawar

Four civilians are killed when Taliban militants fire a rocket into a residential area of Peshawar in Pakistan's north-west, police say.
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Capello warns squad over conduct

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 8:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England head coach Fabio Capello warns his players that their off-field conduct will play a big part in whether they are included in his World Cup squad.
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Cuban prison hunger striker dies

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 8:37
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

Cuban political prisoner Orlando Zapata Tamayo dies aged 42 in a Havana hospital after 85 days on hunger strike.
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Oxfam suspends programme in China

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 10:31
related countries: China China

Oxfam Hong Kong halts a training programme in mainland China, after claims that it tries to infiltrate China.
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Houthis say Saudi soldiers dead

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 10:43
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Yemen Yemen

The remaining Saudi soldiers missing in fighting with Yemeni rebels are dead, rebels say.
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Place of refuge

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 10:59
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's leper colony thrives even as disease abates
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Saudi teacher on trial in Jakarta

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 10:59
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Jakarta

A Saudi schoolteacher is on trial for funnelling money to fund last July's twin hotel suicide bombing.
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Generation Wave

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 11:40
related countries: Burma Burma

Young Burmese seeking change through hip hop
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French rail sorry for 'racist' alert

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 12:00
related countries: France France

French rail apologises for a note that singled out Romanians over baggage thefts and triggered accusations of xenophobia.
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Nigerian president returns home

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 12:01
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Nigeria's president has gone home after lengthy medical treatment in Saudi Arabia, officials say, but his condition is unknown.
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India troops die in Kashmir clash

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 12:25
related countries: India India

India says three soldiers have been killed in a clash with militants in Kashmir, a day before peace talks with Pakistan.
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Eroding role

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 12:31
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's army at uncomfortable crossroads
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Google bosses convicted in Italy

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 12:38
related countries: Italy Italy

Google executives are convicted in Italy after a video showing an autistic teenager being bullied was posted online.
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Tendulkar fires record double ton

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 12:49
related countries: South Africa South Africa, India India
related places: Kanpur

Sachin Tendulkar creates history by firing the first double century in one-day internationals as India pile on runs against South Africa.
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Pakistan drone raid 'kills four'

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 13:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Missiles fired by a suspected US drone aircraft kill at least four people in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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ElBaradei to form 'change' group

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 13:27
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Former IAEA chief Mohammed ElBaradei has announced he is forming a group promoting political change in Egypt.
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Date set for 'racist video' trial

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 13:33
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Four white students accused of making a racist video in South Africa will face trial, a judge rules.
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India court snub for luxury Gandhi pen

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 13:49
related countries: India India, Germany Germany

German pen maker Montblanc apologises to an Indian court for a $25,000 pen which critics say is disrespectful of Mahatma Gandhi.
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Hamas man's son 'was Israeli spy'

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 13:51
related countries: Israel Israel

The son of a jailed Hamas leader who converted to Christianity and moved to California says that he spied for Israel.
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Italy oil spill reaches River Po

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 14:13
related countries: Italy Italy

An oil spill reaches Italy's River Po after the suspected sabotage of a former refinery leads to a massive leak.
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Indonesia landslide toll to rise

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 14:52
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Up to 70 people are feared dead after a huge landslide buries a village in Indonesia, but rescue efforts continue.
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Live text - Murray v Tipsarevic

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 15:00
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

World number four Andy Murray meets Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic in the second round of the Dubai Tennis Championship.
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EU Commission backs Iceland bid

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 15:29
related countries: Iceland Iceland

The European Commission calls for EU membership talks with Iceland - but bank debts remain a big obstacle.
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Havana urged to release prisoners

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 15:45
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Campaign group Amnesty urges Cuba to release its political prisoners after the death of an activist on hunger strike.
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German drink-driving bishop quits

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 16:05
related countries: Germany Germany

The head of Germany's Protestant Church, Bishop Margot Kaessmann, resigns, four days after being caught drink-driving.
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Nigeria deputy remains in charge

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 16:06
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's president returns from lengthy medical treatment abroad but his deputy is to stay in charge of state affairs.
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Grizzlies are spotted encroaching on polar bear territory

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 17:08
related countries: Canada Canada

Grizzly bears are being spotted in Manitoba, Canada, where biologists say only polar bears are usually found.
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Corruption row hits Nepal schools

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 17:12
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Nepal's education minister is removed from his post after foreign donors suspend millions of dollars in aid over corruption allegations.
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Pressure islands

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 17:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Falklands diplomatic offensive puts UK on back foot
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Row before India-Pakistan summit

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 17:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India
related places: Kashmir, Delhi

India and Pakistan exchange terse allegations over violence in disputed Kashmir ahead of peace talks in Delhi.
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Live - Winter Olympics Day 13

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 17:47
related countries: Sweden Sweden, United States United States

GB men's curlers and women's bobsleighers Nicola Minichiello and Gillian Cooke crash out of the Winter Olympics in an action-packed day in Vancouver.
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Clinton wants M East talks soon

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 17:58
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

The US Secretary of State calls for a quick start to peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
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Tirade against 'damp rag' EU president shocks MEPs

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 18:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British Eurosceptic MEP unleashes a highly personal tirade against the new EU President Herman Van Rompuy.
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Guantanamo four arrive in Europe

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 18:27
related countries: Albania Albania, United States United States, Cuba Cuba, Spain Spain

Four inmates freed from the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, arrive in Europe - three in Albania and one in Spain.
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Darfur rebels freed in Sudan deal

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 18:36
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Sudan frees 57 Darfur rebels - a day after a peace deal is signed, and President Omar al-Bashir declares that the "war is over".
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Clashes in Greek austerity strike

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 18:41
related countries: Greece Greece

Scuffles break out as hundreds of thousands of Greeks strike to protest at austerity measures imposed to save the economy.
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GM to end Hummer after sale fails

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 21:14
related countries: China China

General Motors is to wind down operations of its Hummer vehicles - after a planned takeover by a Chinese firm failed.
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Anger over SA power price surge

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 21:20
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African trade unions threaten to strike as power firm Eskom is allowed to raise electricity prices by nearly 25%.
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US 'hero' teacher tackles gunman

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 22:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Denver

A US teacher is hailed a hero after tackling a gunman who opened fire in a school car park in the US city of Denver.
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Castro 'laments' dissident death

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 23:06
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuban President Raul Castro "laments" the death of a detained activist who had been on hunger strike for nearly three months.
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Toyota boss apologies to Congress

Wednesday 24th of February 2010, 23:32
related countries: United States United States

Toyota's president apologises for faults behind the recall of millions of its vehicles, as he faces questions in the US Congress.
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