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What happend on February 27th 2010

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Strong quake off southern Japan

Saturday 27th of February 2010, 0:10
related countries: Japan Japan

A powerful earthquake strikes off the southern Japanese island of Okinawa, triggering a brief tsunami alert.
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Gatland defiant after Wales loss

Saturday 27th of February 2010, 0:23
related countries: France France

Wales coach Warren Gatland feels France did "not play a lot of rugby" despite handing his side a 26-20 beating.
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Saturday 27th of February 2010, 0:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Italy Italy

Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, mired in fraud charges, compares Italian prosecutors and judges to the Afghan Taliban.
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Cuba dissidents 'to refuse food'

Saturday 27th of February 2010, 1:09
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Several Cuban dissidents say they will go on hunger strike in protest at the death of a jailed government opponent.
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Silencing dissent

Saturday 27th of February 2010, 2:16
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka accused of stifling media freedoms
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Pentagon lifts ban on US troops using social media websites

Saturday 27th of February 2010, 2:57
related countries: United States United States

US forces are to be allowed to use social networking websites following a review by the defence department.
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Colombia president fails in third term bid

Saturday 27th of February 2010, 4:22
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Constitutional judges in Colombia reject a referendum to allow President Alvaro Uribe to stand for a third term in office.
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China fireworks kill 19 villagers

Saturday 27th of February 2010, 4:59
related countries: China China

Nineteen people die in a fireworks blast in the southern China province of Guangdong, reports say.
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Canada set up final clash with US

Saturday 27th of February 2010, 5:00
related countries: Slovakia Slovakia, United States United States

Canada edge to a 3-2 victory over Slovakia to set up an eagerly anticipated final against the United States in the men's ice hockey.
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Philippine militants raid village

Saturday 27th of February 2010, 5:55
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Al-Qaeda-linked militants attack a village in the southern Philippines, killing at least 11 people, military officials say.
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Suicide attack on Pakistan police

Saturday 27th of February 2010, 6:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A suicide bomb attack on a police station in north-west Pakistan kills at least three officers, officials say.
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Nigeria appoint Lagerback as boss

Saturday 27th of February 2010, 11:09
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Sweden Sweden

Nigeria appoint former Sweden coach Lars Lagerback to lead them at the World Cup in South Africa in June.
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UK sees Afghan presence 'for years'

Saturday 27th of February 2010, 11:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain will be "militarily engaged" in Afghanistan for a further five years, head of the Army General Sir David Richards says.
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Najaf's return as a religious tourist destination

Saturday 27th of February 2010, 12:12
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Iraqi city of Najaf is thriving as a religious tourist destination for Shia Muslims, including Iranians, but the BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse finds it is treading a fine line between religion and politics.
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A Hindu temple full of surprises

Saturday 27th of February 2010, 12:19
related countries: India India

Krupa Padhy discovers that a visit to one of India's famous temples is not all serenity.
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Waqar set to take Pakistan role

Saturday 27th of February 2010, 12:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Waqar Younis is set to be the new coach of Pakistan after apparently accepting a Pakistan Cricket Board offer to take up the position.
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Dream scheme?

Saturday 27th of February 2010, 12:39
related countries: West Bank West Bank

'Settlement' for Palestinians to go up in West Bank
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Live Six Nations - England v Ireland

Saturday 27th of February 2010, 12:52
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Twickenham, Rome

England host Ireland at Twickenham after Italy beat Scotland in Rome in the Six Nations on Saturday.
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Obama adamant on need for reform

Saturday 27th of February 2010, 14:48
related countries: United States United States

The US president seeks common ground on healthcare reform, saying millions cannot wait another generation for change.
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Italy 16-12 Scotland

Saturday 27th of February 2010, 15:23
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pablo Canavosio's try proves the difference as Italy record their first Six Nations win of the season and leave Scotland without a point.
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Egypt lifts ban on gas to Israel

Saturday 27th of February 2010, 15:24
related countries: Israel Israel, Egypt Egypt

The supreme court in Egypt overturns an earlier ruling by a lower court that banned gas sales to Israel.
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Live Winter Olympics - Day 16

Saturday 27th of February 2010, 16:48
related countries: Sweden Sweden, Switzerland Switzerland

Switzerland beat Sweden to win the men's curling bronze as Giuliano Razzoli leads after the first leg of the men's slalom on a busy penultimate day.
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Russia blames Nato for drug surge

Saturday 27th of February 2010, 17:47
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Russia Russia

The head of Russia's drug control agency accuses Nato of not doing enough to curb Afghanistan's heroin production.
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Ireland end England's Grand Slam hopes

Saturday 27th of February 2010, 17:51
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Twickenham

A fine brace of tries from Tommy Bowe ends England's Grand Slam hopes as Ireland win 20-16 at Twickenham.
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Florida killer whale show resumes

Saturday 27th of February 2010, 18:58
related countries: United States United States

SeaWorld Orlando's killer whale show reopens, three days after a performing orca killed one of the trainers.
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Massive earthquake strikes Chile

Saturday 27th of February 2010, 20:07
related countries: Chile Chile
related places: Concepcion

A massive quake hits central Chile, killing at least 147 people, causing widespread destruction and triggering Pacific tsunami warnings.
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Rome protests against Berlusconi

Saturday 27th of February 2010, 22:18
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Thousands of Italians protest in Rome against what they say are PM Silvio Berlusconi's attempts to evade justice.
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