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What happend on February 11th 2012

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Argentina in UK 'nuclear' claim

Saturday 11th of February 2012, 0:12
related countries: Argentina Argentina, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Argentina accuses the UK of sending a nuclear-armed submarine to the South Atlantic, and makes an official complaint to the UN over the Falklands.
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Romney: I'm a true conservative

Saturday 11th of February 2012, 0:36
related countries: United States United States

US Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney tries to woo sceptical primary voters, telling a major conference he is "severely conservative".
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Man held after Glasgow siege ends

Saturday 11th of February 2012, 0:50
related countries: Italy Italy

A man is being held after armed police stormed in to an Italian restaurant in Glasgow city centre, ending a siege that lasted nearly eight hours.
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VIDEO: Greek cabinet agree austerity plan

Saturday 11th of February 2012, 2:42
related countries: Greece Greece

The Prime Minister of Greece, Lucas Papademos, has insisted his country must do "whatever it takes" to avoid bankruptcy and catastrophe.
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Notorious kidnapper pleads guilty

Saturday 11th of February 2012, 3:01
related countries: United States United States

Ann Pettway, the US woman who stole a newborn baby from a New York City hospital in 1987 and raised her as her own, admits kidnapping.
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Burmese protest leader monk freed

Saturday 11th of February 2012, 4:34
related countries: Burma Burma

Burmese monk Shin Gambira, one of the leaders of anti-government protests in 2007, is released by authorities after a brief detention.
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Syrians trade blame over blasts

Saturday 11th of February 2012, 5:41
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

The Syrian government and opposition blame each other for deadly bombs targeting security forces compounds in the city of Aleppo.
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VIDEO: Five Minutes With: AA Gill

Saturday 11th of February 2012, 8:27
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Journalist and author AA Gill talks to Matthew Stadlen about why he is known by his initials, why he enjoys writing novels, how he "failed" his way into journalism and why art classes are like Switzerland.
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New Saudi clash leaves one dead

Saturday 11th of February 2012, 9:15
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A man is shot dead by security forces at a demonstration in eastern Saudi Arabia, the second such incident in two days, activists say.
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Malabo Blues: A poet's challenge to preserve a city

Saturday 11th of February 2012, 9:32
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea

The young poet trying to build his country's first book shop
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Gaddafi son warns of Libya revolt

Saturday 11th of February 2012, 9:34
related countries: Libya Libya

One of the sons of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi threatens to lead a revolt against Libya's transitional government.
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Forget about Euro 2012 - Shearer

Saturday 11th of February 2012, 10:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The new England manager should forget about winning Euro 2012 and look ahead to the World Cup in 2014, says Alan Shearer.
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Iran to make nuclear announcement

Saturday 11th of February 2012, 11:03
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says his country will announce major nuclear achievements in the next few days.
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Suu Kyi mobbed on campaign trail

Saturday 11th of February 2012, 11:19
related countries: Burma Burma

Crowds mob Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi as she campaigns for the first time in the constituency she is contesting in April.
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Greek cabinet approves new cuts

Saturday 11th of February 2012, 11:33
related countries: Greece Greece

Greece's cabinet approves a draft bill committing to austerity reforms required to get new bailout funds, amid warnings of "chaos" if parliament fails to ratify.
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Meeting Rick Santorum's Italian family

Saturday 11th of February 2012, 11:58
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States

Italian family's surprise over US presidential hopeful
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VIDEO: Argentina claim UK sub near Falklands

Saturday 11th of February 2012, 12:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Argentina's foreign minister has accused the UK of sending a nuclear-armed submarine to the South Atlantic, after making an official complaint to the UN. But UK officials said the accusations of militarisation were "absurd".
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Syria crisis heads to UN assembly

Saturday 11th of February 2012, 12:29
related countries: Syria Syria

The UN General Assembly is becoming the focus of attempts to apply pressure on Syria's government over its continued crackdown on dissent.
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Journalist couple killed in Dhaka

Saturday 11th of February 2012, 13:31
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Dhaka

Police in Bangladesh investigate the murder of a married couple who were both TV journalists in the capital Dhaka.
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Syria general 'shot in Damascus'

Saturday 11th of February 2012, 13:55
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

A Syrian general is killed by "terrorists", state media say, in what is thought to be the first assassination of a senior officer in Damascus since the uprising began.
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VIDEO: US baby kidnap 'mother' pleads guilty

Saturday 11th of February 2012, 14:32
related countries: United States United States

A US woman, who stole a baby from a New York City hospital in 1987 and raised the child as her own, has pleaded guilty to kidnapping.
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Afghan police die in bomb blast

Saturday 11th of February 2012, 15:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Five Afghan policemen are killed by a roadside bomb in the central Uruzgan province, local officials say.
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VIDEO: Greek cabinet approve fresh austerity measures

Saturday 11th of February 2012, 15:21
related countries: Greece Greece

Greece's cabinet has approved fresh austerity measures demanded by the eurozone and IMF in return for a 130bn-euro ($170bn; £110bn) bailout.
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S Africa to get Mandela banknotes

Saturday 11th of February 2012, 16:09
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa is to put the image of Nelson Mandela on all its banknotes, marking the 22nd anniversary of his release from prison.
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Live - Six Nations

Saturday 11th of February 2012, 16:42
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Italy Italy, France France
related places: Paris, Rome

The match between France and Ireland is called off because of a frozen pitch after England fight back to win in Rome.
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VIDEO: Iran to unveil 'great nuclear achievements'

Saturday 11th of February 2012, 17:47
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, says "great" nuclear achievements will be announced in the next few days.
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Italy 15-19 England

Saturday 11th of February 2012, 18:17
related countries: Italy Italy

England hit back from a nine-point deficit to beat Italy in the first ever Six Nations game at the snow-bound Stadio Olimpico.
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Nations Cup 3rd-place as it unfolded

Saturday 11th of February 2012, 18:30
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea, Gabon Gabon

All the action from the third-play play-off as it unfolded at the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.
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Egypt strike fails to make impact

Saturday 11th of February 2012, 18:47
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Activists' calls for a day of strikes in Egypt on the anniversary of President Hosni Mubarak's overthrow appear to have little impact.
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Lebanese clash over Syria unrest

Saturday 11th of February 2012, 19:17
related countries: Syria Syria, Lebanon Lebanon, Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

At least two people are killed in the Lebanese city of Tripoli in clashes between supporters and opponents of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad.
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S Korean tourists freed in Egypt

Saturday 11th of February 2012, 19:55
related countries: Egypt Egypt, North Korea North Korea

Three South Korean tourists are released a day after they were kidnapped in the Sinai peninsula, Egyptian officials say.
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France v Ireland match called off

Saturday 11th of February 2012, 20:10
related countries: Ireland Ireland, France France
related places: Paris

The Six Nations game between France and Ireland is called off 10 minutes before kick-off because of a frozen pitch at Stade de France in Paris.
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Greek PM gives final euro warning

Saturday 11th of February 2012, 21:48
related countries: Greece Greece

Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos warns the Greek people of imminent catastrophe if parliament fails to pass a deeply unpopular austerity bill.
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VIDEO: Syrian military chief 'assassinated'

Saturday 11th of February 2012, 22:12
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

The head of a Syrian military hospital has been killed by members of an "armed terrorist group" in the capital Damascus, the state news agency says.
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Commonwealth in Maldives inquiry

Saturday 11th of February 2012, 23:04
related countries: Maldives Maldives

Commonwealth foreign ministers are to hold an urgent meeting to discuss the stand-off in the Maldives between the new president and his predecessor.
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Three Mexico 'kidnappers' killed

Saturday 11th of February 2012, 23:18
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Three men accused of attempted kidnap die after being beaten and set alight by local residents near Mexico City.
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