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VIDEO: The misfortune of Pakistani PMs

Sunday 12th of February 2012, 0:07
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Aleem Maqbool and students hold a history lesson in Pakistani politics full of intrigue, assassination and coups.
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Colombia seizes rebel explosives

Sunday 12th of February 2012, 0:36
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A tip-off by demobilised rebels leads Colombian security forces to a large cache of explosives and weapons hidden in a jungle camp.
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Point of View: Why 2012 is a year to remember

Sunday 12th of February 2012, 0:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Why 2012 is a bumper year for UK anniversaries
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One killed in air strikes on Gaza

Sunday 12th of February 2012, 0:51
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

One man is killed and four others wounded in Israeli air strikes against what it says were "terrorist" sites in the Gaza Strip.
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VIDEO: Whitney Houston dies, aged 48

Sunday 12th of February 2012, 1:45
related countries: United States United States

American singer and actress Whitney Houston has died at the age of 48.
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BBC journalist's 'typically Indian' beating

Sunday 12th of February 2012, 2:08
related countries: India India
related places: Bihar

BBC journalist on why he was attacked by a Bihar mob
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Has Turkmenistan changed at all?

Sunday 12th of February 2012, 4:58
related countries: Turkmenistan Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan has swapped one absolute ruler for another
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VIDEO: Greek MPs urged to back austerity plan

Sunday 12th of February 2012, 5:58
related countries: Greece Greece

The Greek Prime Minister has warned that national bankruptcy would leave his country facing "uncontrollable economic chaos and social explosion".
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Sunday 12th of February 2012, 8:16
related countries: Peru Peru

Peru's gay community calls for legal support
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Malaysia deports tweet row Saudi

Sunday 12th of February 2012, 8:27
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Malaysian authorities deport a Saudi journalist who left his country after being accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad in a tweet.
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Georgia entrepreneurs hit prime time

Sunday 12th of February 2012, 8:38
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgia's entrepreneurs compete for investment on reality TV show
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Bresnan relishing one-day series

Sunday 12th of February 2012, 9:45
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates, Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Abu Dhabi

Fit-again Tim Bresnan is eager for a return to England colours when the one-day series against Pakistan begins in Abu Dhabi on Monday.
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Mutual mistrust festers in Bahrain

Sunday 12th of February 2012, 10:04
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Little dialogue in Bahrain, divided by sectarian mistrust
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VIDEO: Turkey: Syria has broken promises

Sunday 12th of February 2012, 11:21
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

As Turkey takes a lead in trying to broker a settlement to end the violence in Syria the Turkish ambassador to the UK says President Assad has broken promises.
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VIDEO: Tributes paid to Whitney Houston

Sunday 12th of February 2012, 11:43
related countries: United States United States

Stars pay tribute to US singer and actress Whitney Houston.
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Turkey 'bombs PKK Iraq hideouts'

Sunday 12th of February 2012, 11:49
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Turkey Turkey

Turkish jets have bombed suspected hideouts of the Kurdish rebel group PKK in northern Iraq, Turkey's military says.
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Israel nationwide strike is over

Sunday 12th of February 2012, 12:01
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's main trade union federation has ended a five-day strike which closed government offices and key transport hubs.
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Singer Whitney Houston dies at 48

Sunday 12th of February 2012, 12:25
related countries: United States United States

Singer and actress Whitney Houston, one of the most celebrated acts of all time, is found dead in Los Angeles at the age of 48.
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Portugal deploys rare dogs to tackle wolves

Sunday 12th of February 2012, 15:00
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Heritage dog breeds help protect Portugal's flocks
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Live - Wales v Scotland

Sunday 12th of February 2012, 15:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff

Wales run in three tries as they beat Scotland 27-13 in the Six Nations at the Millennium Stadium.
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Kabila aide dies in plane crash

Sunday 12th of February 2012, 15:37
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

A senior adviser to the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, is killed in a plane crash, officials say.
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Syria observer mission head quits

Sunday 12th of February 2012, 15:38
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Syria Syria
related places: Cairo

The head of the suspended Arab League observer mission to Syria resigns, as the leader of al-Qaeda backs the Syrian opposition.
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Turkmenistan in presidential vote

Sunday 12th of February 2012, 15:49
related countries: Turkmenistan Turkmenistan

Polls have closed in presidential elections in Turkmenistan, with incumbent President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov expected to win another term.
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VIDEO: Whitney Houston filmed with Ray J

Sunday 12th of February 2012, 15:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: Los Angeles

American singer and actress Whitney Houston has died in Los Angeles at the age of 48.
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VIDEO: Houston death stuns music world

Sunday 12th of February 2012, 16:45
related countries: United States United States

Fans and musicians have reacted with shock to the death of American singer and actress Whitney Houston.
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VIDEO: Police fire tear gas at Greek demo

Sunday 12th of February 2012, 16:47
related countries: Greece Greece

Greek police fire tear gas to disperse protesters throwing petrol bombs outside parliament, as MPs debate terms of bailout
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Wales 27-13 Scotland

Sunday 12th of February 2012, 16:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Leigh Halfpenny scores two tries in a 22-point haul as Wales outclass Scotland 27-13 to go top of the Six Nations table.
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Peru Shining Path leader captured

Sunday 12th of February 2012, 17:03
related countries: Peru Peru

The leader of the remnants of Peru's Shining Path rebel movement - Comrade Artemio - is captured alive, officials say.
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Syria's slide towards civil war

Sunday 12th of February 2012, 18:21
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria is near to tipping into serious sectarian bloodshed, says BBC's Paul Wood after Homs visit
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Cruise ship fuel removal begins

Sunday 12th of February 2012, 18:50
related countries: Italy Italy

Pumping to remove more than 2,300 tonnes of fuel from the grounded Costa Concordia cruise ship has begun, Italian authorities say.
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Live - Africa Cup of Nations final

Sunday 12th of February 2012, 18:59
related countries: Gabon Gabon, Zambia Zambia
related places: Libreville

Zambia take on Ivory Coast in the Africa Cup of Nations final in Libreville, Gabon.
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VIDEO: Greek MPs debate austerity bill

Sunday 12th of February 2012, 19:11
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

There have been fierce clashes in Athens between police and demonstrators opposed to new austerity measures being debated by the Greek parliament.
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Arab 'call for Syria peace force'

Sunday 12th of February 2012, 19:26
related countries: Syria Syria

The Arab League calls for a joint Arab-UN peacekeeping mission to end the 11-month conflict in Syria, in a resolution seen by the BBC.
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Venezuela picks Chavez challenger

Sunday 12th of February 2012, 19:48
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Chavez

Venezuela's opposition holds its first-ever primary to select a unity candidate to challenge President Hugo Chavez in October's election.
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Greek unrest as MPs vote on cuts

Sunday 12th of February 2012, 22:31
related countries: Greece Greece

Protests grow in the Greek capital, Athens, with buildings set alight as MPs vote on an unpopular austerity bill crucial for a 130bn euro bailout.
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Zambia beat Ivorians on penalties

Sunday 12th of February 2012, 22:31
related countries: Zambia Zambia

Zambia win their first Africa Cup of Nations title by beating tournament favourites Ivory Coast in a dramatic penalty shoot-out.
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Greek MPs pass austerity package

Sunday 12th of February 2012, 22:58
related countries: Greece Greece

Greek MPs pass an unpopular austerity bill crucial for a 130bn euro ($170bn; £110bn) bailout, as protesters clash with police outside parliament.
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The Artist dominates 65th Baftas

Sunday 12th of February 2012, 23:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Silent movie The Artist dominates the 65th Baftas, taking seven prizes including best film, best director and best actor for its star Jean Dujardin.
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Suarez & Dalglish issue apologies

Sunday 12th of February 2012, 23:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Liverpool

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez and manager Kenny Dalglish apologised for the handshake row against Manchester United after the direct intervention of the club's American owners, BBC Sport learns.
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VIDEO: Greek MPs vote in austerity plan

Sunday 12th of February 2012, 23:37
related countries: Greece Greece

The Greek parliament has approved a crucial austerity plan designed to secure a bailout from the European Union.
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Falling NHS productivity "myth"

Sunday 12th of February 2012, 23:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Official figures have failed to reflect recent improvements in the NHS in England, according to the Lancet medical journal.
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