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Skydiver planning 36km record bid

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 1:03
related countries: Austria Austria

Felix Baumgartner, the Austrian planning to sky dive from a record-breaking altitude, has announced he will make the attempt later this year.
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Citi to launch China credit cards

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 1:15
related countries: China China

The Chinese unit of Citigroup wins approval to launch credit cards in China, the first non-Asian bank to do so.
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'Invader' drives ladybird decline

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 1:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fast declines in some UK and European ladybirds are being caused by the spread of the invasive harlequin species, scientists show.
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China drives growth for KFC owner

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 3:10
related countries: China China

The owner of restaurant brands KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell reports another set of strong figures, helped by growth in China.
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Macquarie falls on profit warning

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 3:41
related countries: Australia Australia

Macquarie Group, the largest investment bank in Australia, says it expects full year profits to drop 25% as a weak market hurts its business.
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MPs demand law against stalking

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 3:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A new law making stalking a specific offence is needed in England and Wales to stop harassment ending in violence, MPs and peers have said.
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Venezuela holds Colombia fugitive

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 4:22
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Colombia Colombia

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says one of the country's most wanted paramilitary leaders, known as Martin Llanos, has been captured in Venezuela.
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Israel condemns Fatah-Hamas move

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 4:29
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu condemns a unity deal between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, saying it damages prospects for peace.
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Bell dropped from one-day squad

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 5:31
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates, Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Abu Dhabi, Dubai

England drop batsman Ian Bell from their one-day squad to face Pakistan in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, but call up uncapped spinner Danny Briggs.
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India miners face licence repeal

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 5:32
related countries: India India

A panel appointed by India's Supreme Court has recommended that the licences of as many as 49 iron ore miners should be cancelled.
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VIDEO: Russians due for talks in Syria

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 6:33
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia's foreign minister and the head of the country's foreign intelligence service are heading to Syria for talks with President Bashar Al-Assad.
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Cricket 'tobacco' adverts pulled

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 7:04
related countries: India India

Cricket Australia withdraws Hindi advertisements displayed during recent games with India after warnings they could be illegally promoting tobacco.
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Suu Kyi campaigns for Burma polls

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 7:23
related countries: Burma Burma, United States United States

Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi campaigns as an official election candidate, as the US eases one of its sanctions.
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Gabon: Surfing hippos, lacking tourists

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 8:02
related countries: Gabon Gabon

So why has Gabon failed to become tourist hot-spot?
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VIDEO: Medical system for Libyans 'abused'

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 8:09
related countries: Libya Libya

A system for sending wounded people from the Libyan conflict abroad for treatment has been suspended after it came to light that it has been abused.
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Ferguson backs Capello over Terry

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 8:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson defends Fabio Capello's criticism of the FA after John Terry's removal as England captain.
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China worker found dead in Sudan

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 9:30
related countries: Sudan Sudan, China China

The body of a Chinese worker who fled a camp in Sudan when rebels attacked has been found, says China, while 29 kidnapped workers are still missing.
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Madonna announces next world tour

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 10:00
related countries: Israel Israel

Madonna announces the dates for her latest world tour, which will start in Israel in March.
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Fassbender scoops Standard award

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 10:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Shame actor Michael Fassbender wins the best actor prize at the Evening Standard British Film Awards, while Olivia Colman takes the best actress prize for Tyrannosaur.
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VIDEO: Maldives President resigns

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 10:29
related countries: Maldives Maldives

Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed has resigned after weeks of demonstrations and a mutiny by some police officers.
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Charity quits after Mali attacks

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 10:45
related countries: Libya Libya, Mali Mali

Medical charity Doctors of the World pulls out of northern Mali following a recent outbreak of fighting by Tuareg rebels - some of whom used to fight for Col Gaddafi in Libya.
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Lock Davies cited for tip tackle

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 10:49
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wales lock Bradley Davies is cited for the tip tackle that saw him sin-binned in Sunday's win over Ireland.
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Terry not ready to quit England

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 11:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

John Terry still wants to play for England despite being stripped of the captaincy for the second time, BBC Sport understands.
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Is instability India's destiny?

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 11:08
related countries: India India

The complex challenges facing the Indian state
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'Lone wolf' terror threat warning

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 11:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK could face a growing threat from "lone wolf" terrorists returning from fighting overseas in the next few years, a think tank warns.
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VIDEO: Thousands in Greece go on strike

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 11:21
related countries: Greece Greece

Public transport and ports have ground to a halt in Greece as two of the country's largest public-sector unions strike in protest at continuing austerity.
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Ferris faces tackle citing charge

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 11:23
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ireland flanker Stephen Ferris is cited for his tackle on Wales lock Ian Evans late in Sunday's Six Nations clash.
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VIDEO: Giant baby born to Chinese couple

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 11:34
related countries: China China

Chinese state media has reported the birth of a baby of just over 7kg (15lb 8oz), making him what could be the heaviest birthweight baby on record in the country.
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Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 11:39
related countries: Iran Iran

Reports from Iran say several people have been detained for alleged links to the BBC's Persian Service, which is banned in the country.
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Teams scour Lahore collapse site

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 11:55
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Lahore

Rescuers who worked overnight on Monday are still frantically trying to remove debris from a factory that collapsed in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore.
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Search on for Philippine missing

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 12:12
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Search and rescue teams look for survivors of a 6.7 magnitude quake that shook the central Philippines on Monday, leaving dozens dead or missing.
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England not closed shop - Flower

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 12:24
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England team director Andy Flower warns his batsmen that selection is "not a closed shop" following the series whitewash by Pakistan.
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Knox contests slander conviction

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 12:43
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Amanda Knox, acquitted over the murder of her British flatmate, has appealed her conviction for slander in Italy, a family spokesman says.
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US to deport Liberia ex-warlord

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 12:45
related countries: Liberia Liberia, United States United States

Former Liberian rebel leader George Boley should be deported from the US over his role in the civil war of the 1990s, a judge rules.
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France coach makes four changes

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 12:46
related countries: Ireland Ireland, France France
related places: Paris

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre makes four changes to his pack for Saturday's Six Nations clash against Ireland in Paris.
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Spanish artist Antoni Tapies dies

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 12:54
related countries: Spain Spain

Spanish painter and sculptor Antoni Tapies, who was one of the world's leading contemporary art figures, dies aged 88.
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Brazil sues Twitter over alerts

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 12:57
related countries: Botswana Botswana

The Brazilian government files a lawsuit against Twitter, demanding it block material that helps motorists evade drink-driving traps.
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'Syria spies' arrested in Berlin

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 13:06
related countries: Syria Syria, Lebanon Lebanon, Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

A Syrian and a German-Lebanese man are arrested in Germany on suspicion of spying on opponents of President Bashar al-Assad's government.
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Making money in war time

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 13:31
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Can a restaurant help Liberia move on from conflict?
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VIDEO: Afghans donate to renovate landmarks

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 13:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Kabul's mayor sets up a mobile donation fund to collect money in order to save the city's historical sites.
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VIDEO: What can Russia's trip to Syria achieve?

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 13:41
related countries: Syria Syria, Russia Russia

The BBC's Diplomatic correspondent Bridget Kendall looks at what the Russian foreign minister's trip to Syria could achieve.
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Chinese workers released in Sudan

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 13:51
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Sudan Sudan, China China

A group of Chinese workers kidnapped by rebels in Sudan last month has been freed and flown to Kenya, officials from both countries say.
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Abu Qatada 'may yet be deported'

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 14:06
related countries: Jordan Jordan

The government is still working with Jordan to try to reach assurances that will allow radical cleric Abu Qatada to be deported, the attorney general says.
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UBS profits down on weak business

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 14:17
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Profits at Swiss bank UBS slump by three-quarters and the outlook remains tough as the eurozone crisis saps business.
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Japan refinery tunnel collapses

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 14:22
related countries: Japan Japan

Five workers are missing after an undersea tunnel collapses at one of Japan's biggest oil refineries, emergency services say.
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Iraq bloc ends boycott of cabinet

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 14:24
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Ministers from Iraq's Sunni-backed Iraqiyya bloc end their boycott of the cabinet, reducing fears that the national unity government might fall.
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PCB moves to clarify Ajmal claims

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 14:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The ICC denies that Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has permission to straighten his arm more than other bowlers.
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Russia 'wants Arab role in Syria'

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 14:50
related countries: Syria Syria, Russia Russia
related places: Damascus

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov calls for a solution to the Syria crisis based on Arab League initiatives, after seeing leaders in Damascus.
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Wales have double fitness boost

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 14:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wales hope to have Gethin Jenkins, Dan Lydiate and Alex Cuthbert available for their Six Nations clash with Scotland while captain Sam Warburton's fitness is a doubt.
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Maldives leader quits amid unrest

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 14:57
related countries: Maldives Maldives

Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed resigns after weeks of demonstrations and a mutiny by some police officers.
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Jubilee gig line-up is announced

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 15:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Dame Shirley Bassey, Sir Elton John and Sir Paul McCartney are among the artists who will play at The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert in London in June.
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Freeze prompts Europe emergencies

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 15:28
related countries: Italy Italy, Russia Russia

As freezing weather grips much of Europe, Italy takes steps to conserve gas while emergency situations have been declared in other countries.
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Royals celebrate Dickens' legacy

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 15:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are leading global celebrations marking the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens's birth.
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Brazil police stand-off continues

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 15:53
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian authorities say they are hopeful of a negotiated end to a police strike that has led to a stand-off between officers and troops in Salvador.
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Tigress 'terrorises Sundarbans'

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 16:00
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

A rogue female tiger with cubs is believed to have killed eight people in a spate of attacks that has terrorised villagers in south-west Bangladesh.
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Dutch car plant in '1-euro' offer

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 16:22
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Japan Japan

A Mitsubishi Motors boss offers to sell its Dutch factory for one euro, a day after the Japanese car-maker said it was halting production there.
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VIDEO: Cubans rescued from adrift raft

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 16:32
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Isla

The Mexican navy rescues six Cubans found adrift on a raft floating off the Isla de Mujeres
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Raikkonen sets fastest test time

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 16:36
related countries: Spain Spain

Lotus racer Kimi Raikkonen sets the fastest time on the first day of Formula 1 pre-season testing in Jerez, Spain.
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Hearts v Celtic

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 16:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday's game between Hearts and Celtic in the Scottish Premier League.
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Parks stands down from Scotland

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 16:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scotland stand-off Dan Parks announces his retirement from international rugby with immediate effect.
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Canada PM in China to discuss oil

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 16:44
related countries: Canada Canada, China China

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper visits China for talks focussing on oil sales, energy and other economic ties.
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Glencore-Xstrata in $90bn merger

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 16:46
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Anglo-Swiss mining group Xstrata unveils a $90bn merger with commodity trader Glencore, a move opposed by some major shareholders.
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Afghan police 'poisoned and shot'

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 16:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kandahar

At least five Afghan policemen are poisoned and then shot dead at a checkpoint in the southern city of Kandahar, intelligence officials say.
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Obama to give back campaign funds

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 17:27
related countries: Mexico Mexico, United States United States

US President Barack Obama's election campaign is to return some $200,000 of funding linked to the family of a Mexican fugitive.
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Bahrain releases jailed activists

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 17:32
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

The authorities in Bahrain free two imprisoned human rights activists ahead of the first anniversary of the start of mass pro-democracy protests.
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VIDEO: Skydiver: My mum's still scared

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 17:42
related countries: Austria Austria

An Austrian adventurer planning the highest skydive in history has announced he will make the attempt later this year.
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SA 'zombie-held singer' charged

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 17:47
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African police charge a man who claimed to be Khulekani "Mqgumeni" Khumalo - a popular dead singer - with fraud.
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'Europe is poor so should live within its means'

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 17:48
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Live within your means, says Malaysian ex-PM
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Uganda MP revives anti-gay bill

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 17:57
related countries: Uganda Uganda

The Anti-Homosexuality Bill is reintroduced to Uganda's parliament - without the death penalty but still calling for life in prison for some offences.
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'Suicide attack' on Nigeria army

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 17:59
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Kaduna

A man in military uniform blows himself up outside a Nigerian army barracks in the city of Kaduna, which is also rocked by other blasts, officials say.
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VIDEO: Woman found alive in Lahore rubble

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 18:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Lahore

Rescue workers in Pakistan have found a 65-year-old woman alive in the rubble of a Lahore factory, 31 hours after the building collapsed.
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Iranian president summoned by MPs

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 18:30
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's parliament summons the country's president for questioning - the first time this has happened since the 1979 revolution.
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Monaco royals in privacy defeat

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 19:12
related countries: Monaco Monaco

The European Court of Human Rights rejects a complaint by Princess Caroline of Monaco, in a ruling backing media rights on celebrity reporting.
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Catholic anger over US pill rule

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 19:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

US Catholic leaders strongly criticise the White House over a healthcare rule that would make Catholic institutions cover birth control for employees.
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California court backs gay unions

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 19:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

A California court rules that a bar on same-sex unions is unconstitutional, in the latest stage of a long-running battle over the issue in the US state.
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Brazil's Itau has record profits

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 20:41
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Itau

Itau Unibanco posts 14.6bn reais ($8.5bn, £5.3bn) of net profit in 2011, the highest ever for a bank from Brazil.
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Gulf states fuel Syria isolation

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 20:51
related countries: Syria Syria

Gulf Arab states expel Syria's ambassadors, accusing Damascus of shunning Arab efforts to end months of bloodshed, as Russian officials visit President Assad.
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Yahoo board in another shake-up

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 22:11
related countries: United States United States

Yahoo's chairman and three other board members step down as the tumult at the US web portal continues.
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Greece edges towards bailout deal

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 22:16
related countries: Greece Greece

Greece appears to be edging towards a draft agreement that would unlock crucial bailout funds, but a party meeting is delayed again.
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VIDEO: Preserving New York's 'Little Syria'

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 22:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arab

New Yorkers work to save all that remains from an early centre of Arab-American life.
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VIDEO: Nigeria's lead poisoning epidemic

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 22:21
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Some four hundred children have been killed and many more are at risk after the world's worst lead poisoning epidemic in northern Nigeria.
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VIDEO: Syria risks 'slide into civil war'

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 22:33
related countries: Syria Syria

As Syrian government forces continue their fierce assault on the restive city of Homs, the BBC's Jeremy Bowen says it risks sliding into civil war.
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Argentina to go to UN on islands

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 23:12
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), Argentina Argentina, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Argentina will make a formal complaint to the UN about British "militarisation" around the disputed Falkland Islands, says President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
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Profits decline at BHP Billiton

Tuesday 7th of February 2012, 23:56
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Anglo-Australian firm BHP Billiton, the world's biggest mining company, reports lower profits due to falling prices of iron ore and coal.
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