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Somali pirates abduct Americans

Saturday 19th of February 2011, 1:32
related countries: Somalia Somalia, Oman Oman

Four Americans sailing on a yacht off the coast of Oman have been taken hostage by Somali pirates, an international maritime watchdog says.
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Panama clashes over copper mining

Saturday 19th of February 2011, 1:52
related countries: Panama Panama

Police in Panama clash with dozens of indigenous protesters trying to prevent copper mining on their ancestral lands.
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Bahrain turmoil: King seeks talks

Saturday 19th of February 2011, 3:19
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain
related places: Manama

King Hamad of Bahrain asks his son, Crown Prince Salman, to start a national dialogue after bloody clashes in the capital Manama.
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VIDEO: US firm unveils hummingbird robot

Saturday 19th of February 2011, 3:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

A technology firm in the US state of California unveils a prototype of a flying craft that looks like a hummingbird.
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Uganda presidential votes counted

Saturday 19th of February 2011, 4:26
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Counting is under way in Uganda after some reports of violence in the east during the election which President Yoweri Museveni hopes to win to continue his 25 years in office.
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Yemen protests leave three dead

Saturday 19th of February 2011, 4:33
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Five people are killed at anti-government protests in Yemen, four as police open fire in the port city of Aden and one from a grenade attack in Taiz.
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US vetoes UN resolution on Israel

Saturday 19th of February 2011, 4:44
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States
related places: Arab

The US vetoes an Arab resolution at the UN Security Council condemning Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories.
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Clinton sounds warning to Taliban

Saturday 19th of February 2011, 4:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Friday

The US secretary of state warns Taliban fighters in Afghanistan they face a stark choice between war and peace, as US pressure on them mounts.
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UK issues Bahrain travel warning

Saturday 19th of February 2011, 7:20
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Foreign Office advises Britons against all but essential travel to Bahrain and certain areas of Libya amid violent protests.
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Live - India v Bangladesh

Saturday 19th of February 2011, 7:40
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Mirpur

India defeat Bangladesh by 87 runs in the opening game of the World Cup after hundreds by Virender Sehwag and Virat Kohli.
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VIDEO: Calls for calm amid Bahrain turmoil

Saturday 19th of February 2011, 8:24
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

King Hamad of Bahrain has asked his eldest son to start a national dialogue to resolve the Gulf state's political crisis.
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VIDEO: Haitians march for Aristide's return

Saturday 19th of February 2011, 9:06
related countries: Haiti Haiti
related places: Port-au-Prince

Thousands of supporters of Haiti's deposed President Jean-Bertrand Aristide have marched through the capital Port-au-Prince to demand his return.
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VIDEO: Many killed in Mexico drugs violence

Saturday 19th of February 2011, 9:08
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Drug-related violence has flared once again in Mexico, with more 20 people killed in three desperate incidents across the country.
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Bahrain opposition rejects talks

Saturday 19th of February 2011, 10:46
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Bahrain's main Shia opposition group rejects the king's offer of dialogue after days of protests.
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Mixed-race adoption policy change

Saturday 19th of February 2011, 10:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

White couples should be allowed to adopt black and ethnic minority children according to new guidelines for social workers in England.
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US House approves big budget cuts

Saturday 19th of February 2011, 11:49
related countries: United States United States

The US House of Representatives approves deep cuts in federal spending, in a vote of defiance against President Obama's budget plans.
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Feeling betrayed

Saturday 19th of February 2011, 12:07
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Why the Irish will never, ever again believe that good times last forever
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Bahrain army pulls out of Manama

Saturday 19th of February 2011, 12:20
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain
related places: Manama

Armoured vehicles sealing off a central square in Bahrain's capital, Manama, withdraw on the orders of the royal family after days of unrest.
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Military tactics

Saturday 19th of February 2011, 12:22
related countries: Egypt Egypt

What role did Egypt's army play in ousting Mubarak?
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Libya protest deaths 'rise to 84'

Saturday 19th of February 2011, 12:22
related countries: Libya Libya

The number of people killed in days of growing unrest in Libya rises to 84, according to US-based Human Rights Watch.
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VIDEO: Protesters clash with police in Yemen

Saturday 19th of February 2011, 12:54
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

Supporters and opponents of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh have clashed on the streets of the capital, Sanaa.
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Miliband hits out at NHS shake-up

Saturday 19th of February 2011, 13:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Labour leader criticises plans to give more power to family doctors in England and warns the government to expect a huge backlash.
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Bahrain protesters enter square

Saturday 19th of February 2011, 13:25
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain
related places: Manama

Thousands of jubilant protesters in Bahrain enter Pearl Square in Manama after police pull out, having earlier fired teargas and shotgun cartridges at them.
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Iran 'to free German reporters'

Saturday 19th of February 2011, 14:09
related countries: Iran Iran, Germany Germany

Iran commutes the sentence of two jailed German journalists to a fine, reports say - clearing the way for their release.
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Algerian police thwart new rally

Saturday 19th of February 2011, 15:43
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Algerian police prevent anti-government protesters from staging a march through the capital - a week after breaking up a similar rally.
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Superb Sehwag inspires India win

Saturday 19th of February 2011, 16:25
related countries: India India, Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Mirpur

Virender Sehwag gets the World Cup off to an explosive start with 175 as India spoil Bangladesh's party with a resounding 87-run victory in Mirpur.
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VIDEO: Egyptian activist: 'We can kick anyone out'

Saturday 19th of February 2011, 17:00
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptians are celebrating their new found freedom. The state news agency is reporting that the country's emergency laws will be cancelled within six months. This was one of the protester's demands. The BBC's Jon Leyne has visited four key activists a
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VIDEO: Protester killed in Yemen clashes

Saturday 19th of February 2011, 17:45
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

Riot police have shot dead a protester and injured five others when they opened fire on thousands demonstrating in the streets of Yemen's capital Sanaa.
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VIDEO: Protesters gather in Bahrain's Pearl Square

Saturday 19th of February 2011, 17:52
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain
related places: Manama

Police in Bahrain have fired tear gas and shot guns at anti-government demonstrators trying to resume their protest in the centre of the capital, Manama.
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VIDEO: Eastern Libya protests 'growing'

Saturday 19th of February 2011, 17:58
related countries: Libya Libya

Human rights campaigners say at least 84 people have now been killed in violent disturbances in Libya over the past few days.
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Hague condemns Mid-East violence

Saturday 19th of February 2011, 18:05
related countries: Libya Libya, Yemen Yemen

Foreign Secretary William Hague has said he is "deeply concerned" by the "unacceptable violence" used against protesters in Libya, Bahrain and Yemen.
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G20 reaches accord on imbalances

Saturday 19th of February 2011, 18:54
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The G20 reaches a deal on economic indicators for detecting global imbalances after the two-day meeting ends in Paris.
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New violence flares in Libya city

Saturday 19th of February 2011, 19:30
related countries: Libya Libya

Security forces open fire on anti-government protesters in Benghazi, Libya, reports say, scene of ongoing rallies against leader Muammar Gaddafi.
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VIDEO: Rare glimpse inside Russia's Star City

Saturday 19th of February 2011, 19:31
related countries: Russia Russia

Journalists have been given a rare glimpse inside Russia's Star City cosmonaut training centre.
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Deadly bomb attack on Afghan bank

Saturday 19th of February 2011, 19:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Jalalabad

Eighteen people are killed and more than 70 wounded in an attack on a bank in the Afghan town of Jalalabad, according to the provincial governor.
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Senegal man dies in fire protest

Saturday 19th of February 2011, 22:26
related countries: Senegal Senegal

A former soldier dies after setting himself on fire outside the Senegalese president's residence, apparently as part of demands for compensation for military injuries.
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Uganda's Museveni poised for win

Saturday 19th of February 2011, 22:45
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Yoweri Museveni looks certain to extend his 25 years in office as Ugandan president as the election count continues.
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Cuba sets free defiant dissident

Saturday 19th of February 2011, 23:27
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Spain Spain

The Cuban government frees a jailed dissident journalist who refused to go into exile in Spain as a condition for release.
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