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VIDEO: 'We slept in the sewers with rats'

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 0:05
related countries: Greece Greece, Morocco Morocco

Newsnight's Paul Mason reports on one man, 26-year-old Mohamed Lamhoud from Morocco, who has spent more than a year on the road trying to claim asylum in Greece.
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Is nepotism holding Italy back?

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 0:31
related countries: Italy Italy

How nepotism keeps talented young Italians out of work
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VIDEO: Filipino workers speak of abuse

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 2:00
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Many people faced with limited job options and grinding poverty in the Philippines have decided to look for work overseas - but they risk being forced into slave labour.
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Montreal city hall raided by police

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 2:04
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Quebec, Montreal

Anti-corruption police raid Montreal city hall in an ongoing investigation into fraud and false documents in the Canadian province of Quebec.
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Gay Afghan defies tradition to expose identity

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 2:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Breaking Afghan taboos on homosexuality
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'Wide differences' in child poverty

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 2:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Levels of child poverty vary dramatically across the UK and within regions, according to a new map that breaks down poverty rates by area.
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VIDEO: 'Houdini Horse' in bolt for freedom

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 3:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Michigan

A horse with an ability for opening stable doors at a farm in the US state of Michigan has become an internet hit.
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India strike over economic reforms

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 4:00
related countries: India India

Trade unions in India begin a two-day strike in protest against economic reforms initiated by the government.
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Crowdfunders win African app prize

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 4:09
related countries: Ghana Ghana

SliceBiz, a Ghana-based service which seeks to popularise crowdfunded investment in Africa, is among the latest Apps4Africa winners.
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Japan posts record trade deficit

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 4:41
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's monthly trade deficit hits a record in January after its recent monetary policy stance weakened its currency sharply.
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Is Australian sport badly broken?

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 5:27
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Damning reports put Australia's athletes in the spotlight
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Kelly Clarkson slams 'false rumours'

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 6:41
related countries: United States United States

The former American Idol winner hits back at allegations made in book by record producer, Clive Davis.
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VIDEO: Pistorius bail battle to intensify

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 6:50
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Pretoria

South African prosecutors are set to detail their murder case against athlete Oscar Pistorius, on the second day of his bail hearing in Pretoria.
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VIDEO: Greece faces fresh strike chaos

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 6:52
related countries: Greece Greece

Greece's two biggest labour unions will bring much of the country to a standstill on Wednesday during a 24-hour strike over austerity measures.
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VIDEO: Tunisian prime minister resigns

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 7:22
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali has announced his resignation following the failure of his efforts to form a coalition government.
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China condemns US hacking report

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 7:30
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Beijing

China's military says a report linking it to prolific hacking of US targets is flawed, as the US says it has repeatedly raised concerns about cyber theft with Beijing.
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Cameron marks Amritsar massacre

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 8:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron becomes the first serving UK prime minister to pay his respects at the scene of one of the bloodiest massacres in British history.
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French tourists seized in Cameroon

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 8:59
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon, France France

Gunmen abduct seven French tourists in northern Cameroon, French President Francois Hollande says, blaming Nigerian-based militants.
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England level NZ one-day series

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 9:15
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Napier

Joe Root's mature 79 not out helps England to an eight-wicket win over New Zealand, levelling the one-day series at 1-1.
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Pakistan bomb victims' burials begin

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 9:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Quetta

Shia Muslims in the Pakistani city of Quetta begin to bury victims of Saturday's bomb attack, ending a protest at official inaction.
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UK unemployment total falls to 2.5m

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 9:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK unemployment fell in the three months to December, while the number in work also jumped, official figures show.
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France urges Cameroon evacuation

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 10:11
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon, France France

France urges its citizens to leave north Cameroon "as quickly as possible" after seven of its nationals were kidnapped by gunmen on Tuesday.
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Man charged with Salvador Dali theft

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 10:19
related countries: Greece Greece

A Greek man has pleaded not guilty to stealing a painting by Salvador Dali from a gallery in New York.
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Cook praises Root's contribution

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 10:23
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Napier

England captain Alastair Cook praises Joe Root after he stars in an eight-wicket win over New Zealand in Napier.
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Record loss at Credit Agricole

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 10:40
related countries: France France

French bank Credit Agricole reports a worse-than-expected annual loss after an unexpected tax charge pushes it deeper into the red.
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Michael Jackson's son is US TV host

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 10:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Prince

The late singer's teenage son, Prince, signs up as a reporter for the Entertainment Tonight television show.
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Captain Jones praises Warburton

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 10:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Warburton

Skipper Ryan Jones praises Sam Warburton's resilience and character after the flanker lost the Wales captaincy.
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Bulgaria PM to resign over protests

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 10:53
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

Bulgaria's government is resigning following nationwide protests against austerity and high electricity prices, PM Boiko Borisov says.
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Women sworn in on Saudi council

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 11:02
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi King Abdullah swears in 30 women to the previously all-male Shura Council, seen by many as a major step in female participation in public life in the kingdom.
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Activists clash with Japan whalers

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 11:41
related countries: Southern Ocean Southern Ocean, Japan Japan

Japan's whaling fleet clashes with anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd in the Southern Ocean, with the activists saying their boat was rammed.
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Arts Council urged for Banksy action

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 12:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: London

Haringey Council asks the Arts Council to help prevent the US sale of a Banksy mural taken from a wall in the London borough.
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VIDEO: Inside Amritsar's massacre gardens

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 12:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Hundreds of people at a public meeting were shot dead by British troops at the Jallianwala Bagh public gardens in Amritsar on 13 April 1919. The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder looks at how memories of the massacre are preserved in the gardens.
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Livni joins Israeli government

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 12:52
related countries: Israel Israel

Former Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni agrees to join a new coalition led by the Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.
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AirAsia plans Indian budget carrier

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 14:26
related countries: India India

Asia's largest low-cost carrier, AirAsia, plans to launch an Indian budget airline with India's Tata and a third investor, Telestra Tradeplace.
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Outrage over Berlusconi tax letter

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 14:36
related countries: Italy Italy

Opponents accuse Italy's former PM Silvio Berlusconi of trying to buy votes in Sunday's election by sending letters promising a tax rebate.
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Lost Antarctic penguin found in NZ

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 14:59
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A royal penguin is being cared for at a Wellington Zoo after washing up on the coast of New Zealand, 2,000km (1,240 miles) from its Antarctic home.
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Syria footballer 'killed by mortars'

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 15:05
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

A Syrian footballer has been killed in a mortar strike near a stadium in the capital, Damascus, a state news outlet says.
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Beheading suspect 'looked inhuman'

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 15:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British couple tell a court in Tenerife the man accused of stabbing a 60-year-old grandmother to death and decapitating her 'did not look human'.
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Zambia seizes Chinese-owned mine

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 15:34
related countries: Zambia Zambia, China China

The Zambian government takes over the running of a troubled Chinese-owned coal mine after revoking its licence because of safety lapses.
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Greece hit by fresh strike chaos

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 16:06
related countries: Greece Greece

Widespread disruption hits Greece as thousands of people join the first general strike of 2013 against austerity measures.
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Fury to make US heavyweight debut

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 16:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: New York

British heavyweight Tyson Fury announces his American debut against Steve Cunningham, on 20 April in New York.
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VIDEO: Dining out on 'reject' food

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 16:13
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Approximately 500 diplomats, United Nations officials and environment ministers have been treated to an official dinner, where the food used was Kenyan produce that would have been thrown away for not meeting supermarket appearance standards
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Perez top on day two of testing

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 16:24
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, Spain Spain
related places: Barcelona

McLaren new signing Sergio Perez sets the pace from Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel at testing in Barcelona.
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Kenya's chief justice 'threatened'

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 16:49
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's chief justice says he was threatened in a "poison-pen letter" about presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta's participation in March's poll.
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Kevin Ayers of Soft Machine dies

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 16:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Kevin Ayers, a pioneer of British psychedelia in the 1960s who had worked with Brian Eno, Syd Barrett and John Cale, dies aged 68.
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VIDEO: Russian MP resigns amid allegations

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 17:06
related countries: Russia Russia

A senior member of President Putin's United Russia party has resigned his seat in parliament, over allegations of corruption.
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Two Tibetan youths 'self-immolate'

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 17:46
related countries: China China

Two Tibetan youths, aged 17 and 18, have burned themselves to death in protest in western China, reports from activists and Tibetan exiles say.
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VIDEO: Lost Antarctic penguin found in NZ

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 17:49
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A royal penguin is being cared for at a New Zealand zoo after being found stranded on a beach 2,000km (1,240 miles) from home its Antarctic.
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Putin ally quits over foreign homes

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 18:03
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

A senior figure in Russian President Vladimir Putin's party resigns after anti-corruption campaigners accuse him of owning homes in the US.
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Strike shuts down Malawi's airports

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 18:41
related countries: Malawi Malawi

All airports in Malawi are shut because of a civil servants' wage strike, the biggest since Joyce Banda became president last year, leaving passengers stranded.
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Bank chief outvoted on stimulus move

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 18:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King backed more action to boost the economy earlier this month, but was outvoted by his colleagues.
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Ukraine ex-leader accused over death

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 19:24
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A Ukrainian prosecutor says the there is evidence former President Leonid Kuchma was involved in the 2000 killing of journalist Georgy Gongadze.
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Grenada opposition sweeps into power

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 19:51
related countries: Grenada Grenada

The opposition New National Party in Grenada has won all 15 constituencies in Tuesday's general election, preliminary results suggest.
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Body found after US diner blast

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 20:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kansas City

Search crews picking through rubble of a restaurant destroyed by a gas explosion in Kansas City, Missouri find a body.
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US university breaks funding record

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 20:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Yale, Harvard

Stanford University becomes the first US college to raise more than $1bn (£650m) in a year, leaving rivals Harvard and Yale trailing.
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GB win world silver and bronze

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 21:07
related countries: Belarus Belarus

Great Britain's new-look team win two medals on the opening day of the World Track Cycling Championships in Belarus.
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US boss mocks French work ethic

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 21:22
related countries: France France, United States United States

The boss of US tyremaker Titan causes uproar in France by saying French workers only put in three hours a day.
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US vows to fight trade-secrets theft

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 21:33
related countries: United States United States, China China
related places: White House

The White House vows to fight foreign theft of US trade secrets, a day after a report linked China's military to prolific cyber-theft.
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Mexico 'colluded in disappearances'

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 21:43
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Human Rights Watch alleges that Mexican security forces colluded in more than 100 disappearances during the administration of ex-President Calderon.
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US adoptee 'playing before he died'

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 21:58
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

The US adoptive mother of a Russian-born child who died last month tells police he was playing outside before she found him unresponsive.
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Emeli Sande scores Brit Award double

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 22:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Adele, Emeli Sande and Ben Howard are among the winners at this year's Brit Awards - but Adele misses the event to rehearse for the Oscars.
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Office Depot and OfficeMax to merge

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 22:18
related countries: United States United States

Office Depot agrees to buy its rival OfficeMax for about $1.2bn (£785m) in the first move towards consolidation in the US office supplies industry.
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VIDEO: 'Screams and gunshots' in house

Wednesday 20th of February 2013, 22:33
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Lawyers for South African athlete Oscar Pistorius have challenged the testimony of a senior police detective on the second day of a bail hearing.
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