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Real still top football rich list

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 0:01
related countries: Spain Spain

Real Madrid head the list of the richest football clubs in the world for the seventh year in a row, says a Deloitte report.
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Washington approves gay marriage

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 0:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Lawmakers in the US state of Washington pass a bill legalising gay marriage, making Washington the seventh US state to back the measure.
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Brazil oil giant Petrobras gets new chief

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 0:15
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Meet the woman set to run Brazil's oil giant
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VIDEO: Sudan launches Darfur peace body

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 0:25
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Sudan's president has launched a body intended to kick-start development in the war-torn western region of Darfur.
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Kate attends Lucian Freud preview

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 0:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge carries out her first solo public engagement, attending a preview of a new Lucian Freud exhibition in central London.
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Philippines seeks US muscle on South China Sea

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 1:19
related countries: United States United States

Filipinos defend islands amid South China Sea tensions
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Prince qualifies as Apache pilot

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 1:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Apache

The MoD says Prince Harry has qualified as an Army Air Corps Apache helicopter pilot, paving the way for a possible return to Afghanistan.
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Could coffee become India's top drink?

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 1:38
related countries: India India

Is India falling in love with the cappuccino?
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All for the want of a winter horseshoe

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 1:43
related countries: Russia Russia

Why Napoleon's 1812 invasion of Russia ended in disaster
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Singapore warns US on China talk

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 2:11
related countries: United States United States, Singapore Singapore, China China

Singapore's foreign minister, visiting Washington DC, warns the US that anti-China election rhetoric could spark reaction.
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US contraceptive rule 'must go'

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 2:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

The top Republican in Congress calls for a law against a contraceptive rule if President Obama does not back down in the face of Catholic leaders' anger.
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China's inflation rate up to 4.5%

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 3:23
related countries: China China

China's rate of inflation accelerated to 4.5% in January after consumers increased their spending around Chinese New Year.
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VIDEO: Russia finds vast sub-glacial lake

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 4:57
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian scientists have been drilling for two decades in the Antarctic and say they have found a vast sub-glacial lake.
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China policeman mystery deepens

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 5:33
related countries: United States United States, China China

The mystery over a top Chinese police chief deepens as the US confirms he visited its consulate - but China says it was "resolved smoothly".
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Toxic alcohol toll rises in India

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 6:54
related countries: India India

The number of people who have died in the Indian state of Orissa after drinking toxic illegal alcohol rises to 31, officials say.
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Arab Syria mission 'may resume'

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 7:00
related countries: Syria Syria

UN Chief Ban Ki-moon says the Arab League plans to revive its mission to Syria and accuses Damascus of stepping up "war on its own people".
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Medical drama House to end run

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 7:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The show, which stars British actor Hugh Laurie, will finish after the current eighth season ends.
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Credit Suisse tumbles into loss

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 7:52
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Switzerland's second largest bank, Credit Suisse, reports a fourth quarter loss of 637m Swiss francs ($698m; £440m).
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VIDEO: Greek coalition fails to agree cuts

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 8:13
related countries: Greece Greece

Greek PM Lucas Papademos has failed to secure the support of his coalition for a raft of new austerity measures, after more than seven hours of talks.
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Greek parties fail to agree cuts

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 8:30
related countries: Greece Greece

Greece's PM says more talks are needed on fresh austerity proposals for a new bailout package, as euro finance ministers prepare to meet.
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Ajmal makes Worcs return for T20

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 8:43
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Worcestershire re-sign Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal for next season's Friends Life t20.
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Care referrals reach record high

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 9:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The number of children referred into care in England hits a record high, after rising steadily in the years since the Baby P case.
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Cafe in Somalia hit by car bomb

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 9:18
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

At least 15 people are killed and more than 20 injured when a car bomb planted by Islamist militants explodes near a cafe in Somalia's capital, officials say.
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VIDEO: James Marsh on his IRA thriller

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 9:21
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British filmmaker James Marsh's new film Shadow Dancer is to be screened at the Berlin Film Festival.
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VIDEO: Will Sirte accept Libya's revolution?

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 9:23
related countries: Libya Libya

The new Libyan government faces a formidable challenge in persuading Gaddafi loyalists in Sirte to accept the revolution.
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Berlin to open with French drama

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 9:24
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

A drama set around the French Revolution, starring Diane Kruger as Marie Antoinette, will launch the Berlin Film Festival later.
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Argentina rock star Spinetta dies

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 9:25
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentine rock musician Luis Alberto Spinetta dies aged 62 after suffering lung cancer.
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Mexico mass graves hold 15 bodies

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 10:19
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Veracruz

A suspected member of Mexico's Zetas drugs gang leads authorities to two graves in Veracruz state containing 15 bodies, officials say.
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UK trade gap smallest since 2003

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 10:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's trade deficit fell to £1.1bn in December, its lowest monthly level for more than eight years.
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Key militant 'killed in Pakistan'

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 10:30
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

One of the most senior al-Qaeda militants in Pakistan, Badar Mansoor, is killed in a US drone strike, local officials say.
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Sarkozy ex-minister faces charges

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 10:42
related countries: France France

The former French minister Eric Woerth is under criminal investigation for influence peddling in connection with the Bettencourt scandal.
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Tremlett undergoes back surgery

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 10:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Surrey and England pace bowler Chris Tremlett undergoes a back operation.
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England name same side for Italy

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 11:03
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Rome

England head coach Stuart Lancaster names the same starting XV and bench that beat Scotland for Saturday's Six Nations match against Italy in Rome.
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No takers for Miro at London sale

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 11:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Spain Spain
related places: London

A 1933 work by the Spanish artist Joan Miro fails to sell in a week that has seen other pieces sold for record prices at London auctions.
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Redknapp says focus is Tottenham

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 11:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tottenham

Harry Redknapp says he is focused on leading Tottenham and has not thought about the England job.
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Parra replaces injured Yachvili

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 11:27
related countries: Ireland Ireland, France France
related places: Paris

Morgan Parra is called into the France team to face Ireland as Dimitri Yachvili has failed to overcome a back problem.
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Indonesia rule 'to curb adultery'

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 11:57
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

A new government policy in northern Indonesia will enable wives of civil servants to have direct access to their husbands' salaries, officials say.
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Ribadu welcomes Nigeria oil post

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 12:03
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's ex-corruption chief Nuhu Ribadu says he views his appointment as chair of a new task force to police the oil sector as a national calling.
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VIDEO: Ai Weiwei hopes to visit UK design

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 12:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Ai Weiwei, who gained global recognition for his design of the iconic Bird's Nest stadium for the last Olympics, is now designing a pavilion for this year's games in London.
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FA to draw up England shortlist

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 12:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Football Association will "move quickly" to begin the search for a successor to Fabio Capello as England manager.
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China sacks officials in Tibet

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 13:08
related countries: China China

The Chinese Communist Party chief in Tibet sacks four officials for "endangering stability" in the region, state-media report.
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Maldives warrant for ex-president

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 13:13
related countries: Maldives Maldives

Crowds of supporters gather at the house of the former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed, as a warrant is issued for his arrest.
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Keothavong in Pattaya Open exit

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 13:38
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British number two Anne Keothavong has exited the Pattaya Open in Thailand after losing her second-round match 6-4 7-5 to Sania Mirza.
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Centre Earls makes Ireland return

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 13:46
related countries: Ireland Ireland, France France
related places: Munster

Munster centre Keith Earls replaces Fergus McFadden in the Ireland team for Saturday's Six Nations game against France.
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Uganda 'not behind anti-gay bill'

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 14:01
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Uganda's government defends its right to debate a controversial anti-gay bill but says the draft legislation does not have official backing.
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Watts lands Princess Diana role

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 14:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British-born actress Naomi Watts is to portray Princess Diana in a new film believed to explore her relationship with the heart surgeon Hasnat Khan.
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Dutch gripped by skating fever

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 14:39
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

As temperatures plummet, the Dutch are gripped by ice fever
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Lords want Bahrain GP called off

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 14:41
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Seven Lords and Green Party MP Caroline Lucas call on Formula 1 to cancel the Bahrain Grand Prix in the wake of continuing unrest in the Gulf state.
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Unease grows over Maldives power struggle

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 14:46
related countries: Maldives Maldives

Unease grows over Maldives power struggle
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Brazil police end protest action

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 14:54
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Protesting Brazilian police end their occupation of the state assembly in Bahia but say their strike over pay continues.
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Spanish judge Garzon is convicted

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 15:06
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Garzon

Spain's most prominent judge, Baltasar Garzon, is found guilty of authorising illegal recordings of lawyers and banned from office for 11 years.
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French parfumier in racism trial

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 15:30
related countries: France France

The French parfumier Jean-Paul Guerlain goes on trial on racism charges after he caused widespread offence during a television interview.
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Obesity ads 'risk child stigma'

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 15:52
related countries: United States United States

A US advertising campaign showing stark images of overweight teenagers is criticised by a senior US public health official.
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VIDEO: Afghanistan wins carpet award

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 16:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan, Iran Iran

Afghanistan wins an international carpet-weaving competition against Iran, India and Pakistan.
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Defoe fears Redknapp Spurs exit

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 16:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tottenham

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe says his club could be resigned to losing Harry Redknapp to England.
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Reporters cleared over Nazi film

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 16:48
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Germany Germany

Two Dutch journalists are cleared of breaching the privacy of Nazi Heinrich Boere, whom they confronted in a German old people's home.
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Greece leaders agree bailout cuts

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 16:54
related countries: Greece Greece, Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Greece agrees to the austerity measures required to gain a new bailout hours before eurozone finance ministers are due to discuss the deal in Brussels.
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Lost $9m jewels found in drawer

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 17:10
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, United States United States
related places: Hague

Jewellery worth $9m (£5.9m), thought stolen from the wife of the US ambassador to the Netherlands in 2006, is found in the Hague.
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North Africa gets giant car plant

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 17:22
related countries: France France, Morocco Morocco
related places: Renault

The biggest car factory in North Africa, run by French firm Renault, is officially opened near the Moroccan city of Tangiers.
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Hamilton and Vettel neck-and-neck

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 17:29
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel set similar times on the third day of Formula 1 pre-season testing in Jerez.
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South Sudan: Second pipeline deal

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 17:29
related countries: Sudan Sudan

South Sudan signs a second oil pipeline deal in a bid to reduce its dependence on Sudan - amid a deepening oil crisis between the former civil war enemies.
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China investigating police chief

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 17:35
related countries: United States United States, China China

Chinese authorities are investigating after a top police chief spent a day at the US consulate, state media says, amid rumours he sought asylum.
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US House backs insider trade ban

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 17:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

The US House of Representatives passes legislation barring insider trading by members of Congress by an overwhelming 417 to 2 vote.
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Nine men jailed over terror plot

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 17:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Nine men who plotted to bomb the London Stock Exchange and build a terrorist training camp are jailed.
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New Homs shelling 'kills dozens'

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 18:03
related countries: Syria Syria

Nearly 100 people are reported killed in new violence in Syria's city of Homs as government troops continue an onslaught aimed at crushing rebels.
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US approves two nuclear reactors

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 18:22
related countries: United States United States

US nuclear authorities approve the first nuclear reactors to be built in the country in decades, over the objection of commission's chairman.
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Marines unit in 'Nazi logo' photo

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 18:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

A US Marine sniper unit in Afghanistan posed in September 2010 in front of a flag resembling the Nazi-era SS logo, the Marine Corps confirms.
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Bank injects £50bn into economy

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 18:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Bank of England agrees to extend its quantitative easing programme by £50bn to give a further boost to the UK economy.
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Guinea massacre: Minister charged

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 19:26
related countries: Guinea Guinea

A minister and military officer in Guinea is charged for his role in the killing in 2009 of scores of people during a protest against military rule.
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Mexico seizes 'largest meth haul'

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 19:58
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Jalisco

Mexican soldiers secure 15 tonnes of methamphetamine in the western state of Jalisco, believed to be the largest seizure of the drug yet.
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Hamilton in 'good place' for 2012

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 20:12
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton says he is "in a good place" mentally after a winter spent analysing his mistakes from 2011.
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Redknapp's the man, says Shearer

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 21:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Football Association should "move heaven and earth" to ensure Harry Redknapp becomes the next England manager, according to Alan Shearer.
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US banks in home seizure payouts

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 21:50
related countries: United States United States

Five of the biggest US banks agree to provide $25bn in assistance to homeowners to settle claims over improper foreclosure practices.
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Colombia orders official's arrest

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 22:37
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Prosecutors in Colombia issue an arrest warrant for former Colombian peace commissioner Luis Carlos Restrepo, a close ally of ex-President Uribe.
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Greek austerity plans 'not ready'

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 22:40
related countries: Greece Greece, Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

More work needs to be done on Greece's austerity proposals before a 130bn euro bailout can be handed over, say eurozone ministers.
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Britain hit by more snow and ice

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 23:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Weather warnings for ice and snow are in place across Britain as the cold weather continues, with hazardous conditions reported due to freezing rain.
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Spanish judge 'will fight' ruling

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 23:31
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain's most prominent judge, Baltasar Garzon, vows to fight his conviction and 11-year suspension from the judiciary for authorising prison phonetapping.
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Argentina in UN Falklands protest

Thursday 9th of February 2012, 23:41
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), Argentina Argentina, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Argentina's foreign minister is to make a formal complaint to the UN about British "militarisation" around the disputed Falkland Islands on Friday.
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