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2012 Olympics schedule revealed

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 0:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The timetable of events for the London 2012 Olympic Games is released by organisers.
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Sent to Siberia

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 0:13
related countries: Russia Russia

Documentary about jailed Russian tycoon premieres despite theft
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Drug submarine seized in Colombia

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 0:35
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Mexico Mexico

The Colombian navy seizes a sophisticated submarine which it says was going to be used to smuggle tonnes of cocaine to Mexico.
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'Pedal while we work' idea raised

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 1:07
related countries: United States United States

Mini exercise bikes could be used in every office to improve the health of workers, according to scientists in the US.
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Doubts over mild asthma treatment

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 1:19
related countries: United States United States

Mild asthma does not need to be treated every day, according to a study in the US.
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Million youngsters 'maltreated'

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 1:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

One in four people in the UK, aged between 18 and 24, claims to have experienced severe violence, sexual abuse or neglect, says the NSPCC.
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US activist guilty in murder case

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 2:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arizona

The leader of an anti-migrant group is convicted for the 2009 murder of a nine-year-old girl and her father in the US state of Arizona.
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VIDEO: Drug submarine seized in Colombia

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 2:42
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Mexico Mexico

A submarine which is believed to have been designed to smuggle cocaine to Mexico has been seized in Colombia.
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VIDEO: Plane crash killed 14 on Valentines Day

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 2:43
related countries: Honduras Honduras
related places: Tegucigalpa

At least 14 people have died in an air crash in Honduras, near the capital Tegucigalpa.
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Drug violence kills 18 in Mexico

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 4:35
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Tamaulipas

At least 18 people are killed in gun battles between rival drug gangs in the north-eastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas.
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Afghan child casualties 'growing'

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 4:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An increasing number of children are being killed and injured in the conflict in Afghanistan, a UN report says.
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VIDEO: Oil giant fined for Ecuador pollution

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 5:02
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador, United States United States
related places: Chevron

A court in Ecuador has fined the American oil giant Chevron for polluting rivers and rainforests.
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Philippines peace talks to open

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 5:13
related countries: Philippines Philippines, Norway Norway
related places: Oslo

Negotiators from the Philippines government and the country's communist movement arrive in Oslo for talks, after the latest rebel arrest.
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Chinese inflation climbs to 4.9%

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 5:21
related countries: China China

Chinese inflation remains high in January at 4.9% despite interest rate increases and driven by rising food prices.
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Cambodia closes refugee facility

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 5:31
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, Vietnam Vietnam

Cambodia shuts down a centre for Montagnard refugees, sending them back to neighbouring Vietnam where they face alleged repression.
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Bumpy ride ahead

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 5:42
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Bowen: Egyptian army faces challenges in post-Mubarak era
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Asian stock index talks on again

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 5:42
related countries: Australia Australia, Singapore Singapore

A planned $8bn-merger between stock market firms in Australia and Singapore may be moving closer as talks start again.
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Amazon pollution: Chevron fined

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 5:58
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador, United States United States
related places: Chevron

A court in Ecuador fines US oil giant Chevron $8.6bn (£5.3bn) for polluting much of the country's Amazon region.
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Japan's economy 'more positive'

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 6:41
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's economic outlook is more positive and it is gradually emerging from a slowdown, the Bank of Japan says.
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US to name Afghan-Pakistan envoy

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 7:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Retired diplomat Marc Grossman has been chosen as the next US envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, a US official tells the BBC.
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Waugh backs one-day game revival

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 7:22
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian cricket legend Steve Waugh tells the BBC he believes the 50-over game is still relevant and is set for a "resurgence" at the 2011 World Cup, which starts Saturday.
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Clinton praises Iran protesters

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 7:59
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Monday, Tehran

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expresses her firm support for Iranian opposition supporters who protested in Tehran on Monday.
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China worker paid to stay at home

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 8:22
related countries: China China

A Chinese civil servant who was paid for eight years but never did a day's work has returned to his job.
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In pictures

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 8:35
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The disappearing culture of South Africa's Bushmen
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VIDEO: The godfather of supper clubs

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 8:49
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Rajan Datar samples the hospitality available at some of Paris' supper clubs and meets the godfather of social networking.
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VIDEO: Thousands make voices heard in Iran

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 9:03
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Tunisia Tunisia, Iran Iran

Thousands of demonstrators in Iran are making their voices heard inspired by the recent uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia.
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Kenya probes massacre of Somalis

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 9:22
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The 1984 killing of thousands of ethnic Somalis in Kenya is to be investigated, Prime Minister Raila Odinga says.
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Morrisons buys baby goods website

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 9:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK supermarket group Morrisons buys baby goods website Kiddicare for £70m as it seeks to develop an online presence.
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Skirmish on Thai-Cambodia border

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 9:45
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, Thailand Thailand

A Thai soldier on the border with Cambodia is wounded just hours after the UN called on the neighbours to establish a permanent ceasefire.
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Grammys seen by 26 million in US

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 10:11
related countries: United States United States

This year's Grammy awards were watched by 26.66 million TV viewers in the US, its biggest audience for 11 years.
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NHS 'failing on care to elderly'

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 10:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The NHS is failing to treat elderly patients in England with care, dignity and respect, an official report says.
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Italy seeks EU cash over migrants

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 10:23
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Lampedusa

Italy asks the EU for 100m euros in assistance as thousands of Tunisians flee turmoil at home and seek refuge in Lampedusa island.
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Thai couple break kissing record

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 10:24
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A Thai couple has sealed a new record for the longest kissing, after locking lips for 46 hours, 24 minutes.
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EDF announces 74% fall in profit

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 10:31
related countries: France France

Electricite de France has reported a 74% drop in net profit as demand for gas and electricity remains low.
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Argentina and US row over cargo

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 10:44
related countries: Argentina Argentina, United States United States
related places: Buenos Aires

Argentina and the US are at odds after Argentine officials seize "undeclared" arms and equipment on a US military plane at Buenos Aires airport.
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Jazz pianist Shearing dies at 91

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 10:45
related countries: United States United States

Anglo-American jazz pianist Sir George Shearing, best known for his song Lullaby of Birdland, dies of congestive heart failure at the age of 91.
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VIDEO: 14 killed in Honduras plane crash

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 10:46
related countries: Honduras Honduras, United States United States

A Central American Airlines plane has crashed in Honduras, killing 14 people
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Bahrain protester killed in clash

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 10:49
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

A Bahrain man is killed at the funeral for a protester who died on Monday in clashes with security forces during anti-government demonstrations.
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Muhammad Yunus is urged to retire

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 11:10
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

The Bangladeshi government calls on Nobel peace laureate and microcredit pioneer Muhammad Yunus to retire.
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VIDEO: The secret to Germany's success

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 11:17
related countries: Germany Germany

How did Germany manage to grow by 3.6% last year when the rest of the Eurozone struggled with the recession?
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VIDEO: Rising tensions in Bahrain protests

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 11:30
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Funeral procession ends with man being shot in latest clashes in Bahrain.
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Chevron hits back in Amazon row

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 11:48
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador, United States United States
related places: Amazon, Chevron

US oil giant Chevron says it will appeal against an Ecuador fine of $8.6bn, amid a decades-long row over pollution in the country's Amazon region.
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Irish actor TP McKenna dies at 81

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 11:57
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The Irish actor TP McKenna, who starred with some of the biggest screen legends of the 20th century, in a career spanning five decades, has died.
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Kenya welcome for freed sailors

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 12:06
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia, North Korea North Korea

Sailors aboard a South Korean fishing trawler hijacked in October are welcomed home in Kenya after their release last week by Somali pirates.
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Sumo prosecutions sought in Japan

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 12:17
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese police ask for two sumo wrestlers to be prosecuted in connection with illegal gambling allegedly linked to organised crime.
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Euro growth weaker than forecast

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 12:19
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

The eurozone economy grew by 0.3% in the fourth quarter, official figures show, slightly weaker than expected.
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VIDEO: French firms cope with slow growth

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 12:49
related countries: France France

Cold weather takes the edge off growth in the Eurozone in the final three months of 2010.
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Producers actor Mars dies aged 75

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 13:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Mars

American actor Kenneth Mars, best known for his appearances in Mel Brooks's films The Producers and Young Frankenstein, dies aged 75.
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VIDEO: Longest continuous kiss in history

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 13:20
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A Thai couple have set the record for the longest kiss
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Japan mass food poisoning feared

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 13:37
related countries: Japan Japan

More than 950 schoolchildren fall ill on Japan's northern Hokkaido island in a suspected outbreak of food poisoning.
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'Nuclear virus' targets uncovered

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 13:51
related countries: Iran Iran

A powerful internet worm repeatedly targeted five industrial facilities in Iran, analysis by security researchers shows.
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Mass Malaysia Valentine arrests

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 14:13
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Islamic morality police in Malaysia arrest more than 80 Muslims in an operation to stop them celebrating Valentine's Day.
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German trucker incest trial opens

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 14:50
related countries: Germany Germany

A German trucker admits fathering seven children with his stepdaughter in a major sexual abuse case.
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Nigeria 'fake medics' in SA court

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 14:58
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, South Africa South Africa

Six Nigerians and one Zambian are charged in South Africa with impersonating doctors and endangering people's lives.
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Egypt army sets reform deadline

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 15:15
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's ruling military council announces that work on reforming the country's constitution is to be completed in 10 days.
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US retail sales rise in January

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 15:24
related countries: United States United States

US retail sales rose in January for the seventh consecutive month, although the increase was the weakest since June 2010.
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Bahrain's 'big if'

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 15:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gulf

Saudis and US watch nervously as protests rock tiny Gulf state
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South Sudan 'massacre killed 200'

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 16:04
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Some 200 people died, including civilians chased into a river, during last week's fighting in south Sudan, officials say.
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UK inflation rate increases to 4%

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 16:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK inflation rate rose to 4% in January, increasing pressure for an interest rate rise in the spring.
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Bahrain to probe protest deaths

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 16:37
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

The king of Bahrain, who has faced renewed demonstrations against his government, has offered condolences for the deaths of two protesters.
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VIDEO: Afghan women's lives 'in danger'

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 16:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Afghanistan government is to take control of women's shelters.
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VIDEO: Iran's parliament condemns protests

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 16:45
related countries: Iran Iran

More than 200 members of Iran's parliament have issued a statement condemning the anti-government demonstrations held on Monday by supporters of the opposition Green Movement.
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Army sorry about e-mail lay-offs

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 16:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Army apologises after dozens of soldiers - including one in Afghanistan - were told they were losing their jobs by e-mail.
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EU eases sanctions on Zimbabweans

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 17:11
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

The EU eases sanctions on Zimbabwe by removing 35 people close to President Robert Mugabe from a list of people subject to asset freezes and travel bans.
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Double duty

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 17:24
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Enormous expectations heaped on Egypt's new rulers
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Knox's parents accused of libel

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 17:27
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States
related places: Knox

The parents of jailed US student Amanda Knox are ordered to stand trial by an Italian court for claiming that police abused their daughter.
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Contador cleared of doping charge

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 17:38
related countries: France France

Three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador is cleared by the Royal Spanish Cycling Federation to compete after winning his appeal against a one-year doping ban.
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Sex charge trial for Berlusconi

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 17:53
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi is indicted to stand trial on charges of paying for sex with an under-age prostitute and abuse of power.
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US military 'fails rape victims'

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 18:07
related countries: United States United States

US military veterans who say they were sexually assaulted by comrades then neglected by the military sue, in a bid to force Pentagon reform.
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US Senator enters Davis dispute

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 18:29
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Lahore

Influential US Senator John Kerry arrives in Pakistan in a bid to resolve a row sparked by the arrest of a US citizen for killing two men in Lahore.
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Oil worker kidnapped in DR Congo

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 18:41
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo kidnap a man who works for UK-based oil company Soco along with a Congolese government soldier, the army says.
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Imperial announces fees of £9,000

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 18:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Imperial College London has become the first university in England to formally announce that it wants to charge the maximum level of tuition fees.
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Clinton calls for online freedom

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 19:12
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warns repressive governments not to restrict internet freedom, saying such efforts will ultimately fail.
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Aris Salonika 0-0 Man City

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 19:43
related countries: Greece Greece

Manchester City draw a blank against Greek side Aris Salonika in the first leg of their last-32 Europa League tie.
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Toronto police 'find $1m marijuana' at pizzeria

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 19:56
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Toronto

Toronto police say they have found marijuana worth 1m Canadian dollars ($1m; £618,811) in a raid on a takeaway pizza restaurant.
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Iran MPs outraged by protests

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 20:30
related countries: Iran Iran

Iranian MPs call for opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi to be executed after deadly anti-government protests on Monday.
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Italy warns Europe over migrants

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 20:37
related countries: Italy Italy, Tunisia Tunisia

Italy warns that an influx of Tunisian migrants arriving on its shores could have dire consequences for all European nations.
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Obama sees 'right Egypt signals'

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 21:07
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United States United States

President Obama says he sees "the right signals" in Egypt after Hosni Mubarak's downfall, but says Iran should also allow people to express their grievances.
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VIDEO: King steps in amid Bahrain unrest

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 21:36
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

The king of Bahrain has gone on television to announce an investigation into the deaths of two protesters killed in clashes with security forces on Monday.
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FBI 'overstated' anthrax evidence

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 21:53
related countries: United States United States

US investigators relied too heavily on scientific evidence against a man accused of sending letters laced with anthrax in 2001, a review panel says.
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Fresh clashes in Yemeni capital

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 22:24
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

Security forces in Yemen's capital Sanaa use tear gas and batons to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters.
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VIDEO: Italian PM faces sex scandal trial

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 22:33
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi has been indicted to stand trial on charges of paying for sex with an under-age prostitute and abuse of power.
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'Not enough'

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 22:51
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

Indigenous Ecuadoreans seek higher fine against Chevron
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Iran president dismisses protests

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 22:54
related countries: Iran Iran

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says recent opposition protests in Iranian cities are "going nowhere" and vows to punish their organisers.
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Tinie Tempah wins two Brit awards

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 23:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Rapper Tinie Tempah wins two prizes at this year's Brit awards, claiming best British breakthrough act and best single for Pass Out.
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US defends Twitter data request

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 23:31
related countries: United States United States

The US government defends its request for the personal details of three Twitter users, as part of its inquiry into Wikileaks.
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CBS reporter in Egypt mob assault

Tuesday 15th of February 2011, 23:55
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United States United States

Correspondent Lara Logan is recovering after she was beaten and sexually attacked while reporting on Egypt's protests, US network CBS says.
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