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Cracking up

Monday 8th of February 2010, 0:01
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Piece by piece, Haiti's capital is being demolished
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Anyone for tea?

Monday 8th of February 2010, 0:52
related countries: United States United States

Sarah Palin and the newest US political movement
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Surgery for ex-Argentine leader

Monday 8th of February 2010, 1:23
related countries: Argentina Argentina

The former president of Argentina, Nestor Kirchner, has emergency surgery to remove a blockage in his carotid artery.
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Sea lion colony leaves Galapagos as waters warm

Monday 8th of February 2010, 2:11
related countries: Peru Peru

A group of sea lions have moved from the Galapagos Islands to the warming waters of northern Peru, experts say.
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Australia tightens migrant rules

Monday 8th of February 2010, 5:37
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's immigration minister says policy will change to focus on skilled migrants, to support mining and health needs.
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Sikh judge criticises dagger bans

Monday 8th of February 2010, 5:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's first Asian judge says Sikhs should be allowed to wear their ceremonial daggers to school and other public venues.
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'Vindaloo Against Violence' campaign hots up in Australia

Monday 8th of February 2010, 6:05
related countries: Australia Australia

Thousands of Australians are backing an online campaign to eat a hot curry to protest against attacks on Indians.
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Straw 'wrong on Iraq', says Blix

Monday 8th of February 2010, 6:49
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The former UK foreign secretary gave incorrect answers to the Iraq war inquiry, says ex-UN weapons inspector Hans Blix.
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Japanese brewers call off merger

Monday 8th of February 2010, 7:08
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese brewing and food groups Kirin and Suntory call off merger talks having failed to agree terms.
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New Zealand secure one-day series

Monday 8th of February 2010, 7:08
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Bangladesh Bangladesh

New Zealand continue their dominance over Bangladesh with a five-wicket win in the second one-day international.
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Port or paradise

Monday 8th of February 2010, 8:09
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Audio slideshow of project threat to Kenya beauty spot
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Afghan policeman 'planted bombs'

Monday 8th of February 2010, 8:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A senior Afghan policeman is arrested in connection with planting and storing roadside bombs, Nato officials say.
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Asif barred from England matches

Monday 8th of February 2010, 8:50
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pakistan will be without key fast bowler Mohammad Asif for the two Twenty20 internationals against England later this month.
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Shuttle makes final night flight

Monday 8th of February 2010, 9:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

The US space agency (Nasa) has launched its shuttle Endeavour on a mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
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Costa Rica elects female leader

Monday 8th of February 2010, 10:02
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica

Costa Ricans elect Laura Chinchilla as president, the first woman to occupy the post in the Central American nation.
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Egypt detains Brotherhood leaders

Monday 8th of February 2010, 10:17
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Thirteen senior members of the Islamist opposition movement in Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood, are detained.
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Sydney sword swallower sets eye-watering world record

Monday 8th of February 2010, 10:18
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian performance artist sets a world record by swallowing 18 swords at the same time.
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China searches for tainted milk

Monday 8th of February 2010, 10:20
related countries: China China

China searches for 100 tonnes of melamine-tainted milk products thought to be from a batch which killed six children in 2008.
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Nigeria election 'gravely flawed'

Monday 8th of February 2010, 10:45
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A state election in Nigeria is widely condemned amid reports of vote-buying, ballot-box theft and electoral roll anomalies.
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Bolton's Cahill out with blood clot

Monday 8th of February 2010, 10:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England hopeful Gary Cahill is in danger of missing the rest of the season because of a blood clot in his arm.
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How should the world react to Iran?

Monday 8th of February 2010, 11:13
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran has started the process of enriching uranium to 20% in defiance of the West. What is your reaction?
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Villages empty before Afghan push

Monday 8th of February 2010, 11:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Hundreds of villagers leave a Taliban-controlled area of Afghanistan ahead of an expected Nato-led offensive.
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Chavez orders buildings' seizure

Monday 8th of February 2010, 11:24
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Caracas

Venezuela President Hugo Chavez orders several historic buildings in Caracas to pass into state control.
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New Orleans parties after NFL win

Monday 8th of February 2010, 11:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: New Orleans

Party season comes early to New Orleans as it celebrates a historic win in the US Super Bowl just before Mardi Gras.
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Stunning Steyn cuts through India

Monday 8th of February 2010, 11:58
related countries: India India

South Africa's Dale Steyn takes eight wickets on the third day of the first Test as India are forced to follow on.
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China shuts down hacking website

Monday 8th of February 2010, 12:12
related countries: China China

Three people are arrested as China's largest training website for hackers is shut down, state media reports.
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France and Russia in warship deal

Monday 8th of February 2010, 13:53
related countries: France France, Russia Russia

France is to sell Russia an advanced helicopter assault ship, and is considering a request for three others, officials say.
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Iran 'to ratchet up enrichment'

Monday 8th of February 2010, 14:46
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran announces immediate plans to increase levels of uranium enrichment, further heightening tensions with the West.
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Australia to increase Burma aid

Monday 8th of February 2010, 15:21
related countries: Burma Burma, Australia Australia

Australia increases its aid to Burma, saying the country cannot be allowed to decay while awaiting political change.
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Orange squashed

Monday 8th of February 2010, 15:28
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukrainian voters give their verdict on election result
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Body found on US flight to Japan

Monday 8th of February 2010, 15:44
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States
related places: Tokyo, New York

Japanese officials try to identify a body found in the landing gear compartment of a flight that arrived in Tokyo from New York.
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Migrants saved from Gulf of Aden

Monday 8th of February 2010, 16:38
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somali fishermen save some 126 migrants who were reportedly forced into the sea at gunpoint by traffickers.
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Al-Qaeda offshoot calls for jihad

Monday 8th of February 2010, 16:45
related countries: United States United States

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula calls on Muslims in the region to wage holy war against the US and its allies.
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Iran opposition leader 'jailed'

Monday 8th of February 2010, 17:00
related countries: Iran Iran

An Iranian opposition leader is jailed for six years over unrest following June's disputed presidential election, reports say.
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Chad leader in Sudan peace talks

Monday 8th of February 2010, 17:25
related countries: Sudan Sudan, Chad Chad

Chad's President Idriss Deby flies in to Sudan for talks on Darfur, in what officials describe as a "historic" visit.
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Pitt and Jolie sue Sunday paper

Monday 8th of February 2010, 18:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt sue a British Sunday newspaper over allegations about their relationship.
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Africa malaria drugs 'low-grade'

Monday 8th of February 2010, 18:10
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar, Uganda Uganda

Many Africans with malaria are getting low-grade drugs, according to a study of Uganda, Senegal and Madagascar.
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Sri Lanka election loser arrested

Monday 8th of February 2010, 18:20
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The defeated candidate in Sri Lanka's presidential election, General Sarath Fonseka, is arrested for "military offences".
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Warne blasts Strauss Test absence

Monday 8th of February 2010, 18:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Bangladesh Bangladesh

Shane Warne describes England captain Andrew Strauss's decision to miss his country's tour of Bangladesh next month as disrespectful.
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Warne blasts Strauss Test absence

Monday 8th of February 2010, 18:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Bangladesh Bangladesh

Shane Warne describes England captain Andrew Strauss's decision to miss his country's tour of Bangladesh next month as disrespectful.
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UK police commander jailed for corruption

Monday 8th of February 2010, 18:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Metropolitan Police Commander Ali Dizaei is sentenced to four years for misconduct and perverting the course of justice.
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German pensioners in kidnap trial

Monday 8th of February 2010, 18:31
related countries: Germany Germany

Four pensioners appear in a German court charged with kidnapping a financial adviser they blamed for bad investments.
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'All accounted for' in US blast

Monday 8th of February 2010, 18:55
related countries: United States United States

Everyone has been accounted for after an explosion at a US power plant, leaving the death toll at five, officials say.
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Open plan

Monday 8th of February 2010, 20:24
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Why surprise plays little part in latest Afghan operation
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Ukraine's Yanukovych heads for win

Monday 8th of February 2010, 22:33
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's pro-Moscow Viktor Yanukovych will win presidential elections, officials say, but PM Yulia Tymoshenko is defiant.
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Snow misery continues in US

Monday 8th of February 2010, 22:46
related countries: United States United States

Fresh snow is forecast to hit the Mid-Atlantic US as some cities remain largely paralysed for a third day by blizzards.
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West eyes 'strong' Iran sanctions

Monday 8th of February 2010, 23:09
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Tehran

The US says new sanctions against Iran are the "only path" after Tehran announced it was stepping up uranium enrichment.
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Canada base boss held for murders

Monday 8th of February 2010, 23:53
related countries: Canada Canada

The commander of Canada's largest Air Force base has been charged with the murder of two women, police say.
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