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VIDEO: Gaddafi look-alike at supporters' rally

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 0:13
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Colonel Gaddafi has been arming his civilian supporters in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, in preparation for more clashes with rebels.
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RAF planes rescue 150 from Libya

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 0:24
related countries: Libya Libya

Two RAF Hercules have flown about 150 civilians to safety after a rescue mission in the Libyan desert, the defence secretary says.
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Speedy delivery

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 0:42
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Midwives' tough job assisting births in Liberia
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Then and now

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 1:01
related countries: Chile Chile

Chile's recovery efforts one year on from huge quake
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Wooing widows

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 1:39
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

How a team of army women helps Afghanistan's hidden victims
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Headless bodies dumped in Mexico

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 2:00
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Nuevo Laredo

Four dead bodies with their heads severed are dumped in the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo, in the latest atrocity blamed on drugs gangs.
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Knee-high humanoid wins first robot marathon

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 3:46
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Osaka

A knee-high humanoid narrowly wins the world's first full-length marathon for two-legged robots, in the Japanese city of Osaka.
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VIDEO: Bahraini cleric returns from exile

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 4:51
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A leading Bahraini opposition cleric has returned to his country from self imposed exile in the UK.
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VIDEO: Three dead as riots return to Tunisia

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 4:52
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia
related places: Tunis

The Tunisian authorities say three people have been killed in clashes between demonstrators and security forces in the capital Tunis.
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VIDEO: NZ quake death toll 'likely to rise'

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 5:46
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Christchurch

Church services have been held across New Zealand to honour the victims of a magnitude 6.3 earthquake that devastated the centre of Christchurch.
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NZ mourns Christchurch quake dead

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 7:30
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Christchurch

Victims of this week's earthquake that devastated the centre of Christchurch are honoured at church services across New Zealand.
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VIDEO: Ireland's 'democratic revolution'

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 7:54
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The Irish Republic's main opposition leader says his party has won a "massive endorsement" to govern after the general election.
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UN imposes sanctions on Gaddafi

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 8:36
related countries: Libya Libya

The UN Security Council votes unanimously to impose sanctions on Muammar Gaddafi's Libyan regime for its attempts to put down an uprising.
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UK forces to resume Libya rescue

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 9:27
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

RAF and special forces teams are expected to continue their mission to rescue the remaining British citizens stranded in Libyan desert camps.
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Bomb attack hits Afghan dog fight

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 10:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kandahar

Eight people have been killed by two bombs at a dog fight in the volatile southern Afghan province of Kandahar.
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Black Swan dances to indie prize

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 10:35
related countries: United States United States

Black Swan is the big winner at the Spirit Awards, the annual event that honours independent US movies on the eve of the Oscars.
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VIDEO: N Zealand mourns earthquake victims

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 10:37
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Christchurch

Victims of the earthquake that devastated the centre of Christchurch are honoured at church services across New Zealand.
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N Korea issues threat over drill

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 10:46
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea

North Korea threatens "all-out war" in response to military exercises by South Korean and US troops starting on Monday, which it says are a pretext for invasion.
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New US rating for King's Speech

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 11:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: King

The King's Speech is to be released in the US in a swearing-free version which will open it up to younger audiences, its director Tom Hooper confirms.
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Live - Scottish Premier League

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 12:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

St Johnstone travel to Ibrox in the Scottish Premier League, after Motherwell pull off a surprise win over Celtic.
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Turkey's first Islamist PM dies

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 12:34
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's first Islamist Prime Minister, Necmettin Erbakan, has died at the age of 84, one of his aides says.
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VIDEO: 'Merciless beatings' at Tunisia demo

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 13:21
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia
related places: Tunis

There have been clashes on the streets of Tunis as protesters call for the resignation of Tunisia's interim prime minister.
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Zuma launches new mining company

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 14:11
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa launches a state-owned mining company, the African Exploration Mining and Finance Corporation.
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Live - Scotland v Ireland

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 14:18
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ireland claim a 21-18 victory over winless Scotland at Murrayfield to keep their Six Nations title hopes alive.
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UK 'stopping aid to 16 countries'

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 14:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK is to stop direct aid to 16 countries but its overall international development budget will rise, a document obtained by the BBC suggests.
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'Four Britons' killed in NZ quake

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 14:48
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Christchurch

At least four Britons are now understood to have died in the earthquake in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, the Foreign Office says.
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West Ham 3-1 Liverpool

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 15:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Liverpool, West Ham, London

Scott Parker inspires West Ham to a win over Liverpool at Upton Park that lifts the east London side off the bottom of the Premier League table.
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James 'in danger' from home care

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 15:23
related countries: United States United States

US soul legend Etta James could be in "very serious danger" under the care of a live-in doctor, her son claims.
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Six killed in DR Congo 'coup bid'

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 15:36
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Six people have been killed in an attack on a residence of the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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VIDEO: Media trip backfires for Libyan officials

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 15:57
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Forces fighting to oust the Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi have seized the city of Zawiya, 50km (30 miles) from the capital, Tripoli.
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Two killed during Oman protests

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 15:59
related countries: Oman Oman

At least two people are killed in the Gulf state of Oman, in clashes between security forces and protesters demanding political reform.
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China lowers growth rate target

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 16:14
related countries: China China

Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao says China is lowering its annual economic growth target as it looks to fight inflation.
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India prepares for 2011 budget

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 16:35
related countries: India India

The Indian government is preparing to unveil its budget for 2011, but will Manmohan Singh's programme fall foul of inflation?
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Anti-Gaddafi forces widen control

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 16:44
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Forces fighting to oust the Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi seize control of Zawiya, as refugees stream out of the country.
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Ireland hold on to beat Scotland

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 17:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ireland narrowly beat Scotland at Murrayfield to record their second victory of the Six Nations.
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England & India in thrilling tie

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 17:11
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Bangalore

England tie an extraordinary World Cup group match against India in Bangalore thanks to Andrew Strauss' brilliant 158.
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India v England as it happened

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 17:31
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Bangalore

A brilliant 158 from Andrew Strauss sees England tie an extraordinary World Cup group match against India in Bangalore.
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Hague says Col Gaddafi 'must go'

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 18:32
related countries: Libya Libya

Foreign Secretary William Hague says Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi must step down, a day after an airlift of Britons from the crisis-torn country.
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VIDEO: On the ground with armed Libyan rebels

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 18:44
related countries: Libya Libya

The BBC's Ian Pannell is in Western Libya, where anti-Gaddafi rebels have taken up arms and set up road blocks.
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Tunisian PM resigns over protests

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 18:52
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Tunisian Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi announces he is resigning, a key demand of demonstrators following last month's uprising.
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World Club Challenge - latest score

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 19:14
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Wigan Warriors face Australian side St George Illawarra Dragons at the DW Stadium.
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VIDEO: Libya border crisis as thousands flee

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 19:20
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Libya Libya, Tunisia Tunisia

Libya's border with Tunisia is being overrun with migrants, many of them from Egypt, fleeing turmoil in Libya, aid workers say.
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'Mixed feelings' over epic match

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 19:25
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Bangalore

Captain Andrew Strauss says England have mixed emotions after their World Cup Group B match with India ends in a thrilling tie in Bangalore.
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Floods and landslides hit Bolivia

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 19:28
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia
related places: La Paz

Floods and landslides strike the Bolivian city of La Paz, killing at least five people and destroying a poor suburb.
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French foreign minister resigns

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 19:33
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia, France France

Beleaguered French Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Marie announces her resignation after weeks of criticism over her contacts with the toppled Tunisian regime.
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Libya exodus sparks border crisis

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 19:36
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Libya Libya, Tunisia Tunisia

Libya's western border with Tunisia is being overrun with migrants, many of them from Egypt, fleeing the turmoil in Libya, aid workers say.
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Robinson angry at referee display

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 19:53
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scotland head coach Andy Robinson is left angry at refereeing decisions in the 21-18 defeat by Ireland.
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Canadian missing in Afghanistan

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 20:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Canada Canada

Canada confirms one of its nationals is missing in Afghanistan after the Taliban claim to have captured him, accusing him of spying.
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Dragons beat Wigan in World Challenge

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 21:01
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian champions St George Illawarra Dragons hold on to win the World Club Challenge for the first time with a comeback victory over Wigan.
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New Irish leader in bailout vow

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 21:21
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ireland's incoming leader promises to renegotiate the country's crippling 85bn euro bail-out and Sinn Fein makes significant gains in the Irish general election.
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Rangoon bomb blast injures four

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 22:30
related countries: Burma Burma
related places: Rangoon

A bomb blast in the Burmese city of Rangoon has injured four people, officials say.
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Donald wins WGC Match Play final

Sunday 27th of February 2011, 23:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England's Luke Donald defeats new world number one Martin Kaymer 3&2 to win the WGC Match Play in Arizona.
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