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Argentina resists debt demands

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 0:00
related countries: Argentina Argentina, United States United States

Argentina signals to a US court that it will resist demands by a group of investors to repay them in full 11 years after its huge debt default.
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Hagel says US must engage with world

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 0:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Shortly

Shortly after his swearing-in as defence secretary, Chuck Hagel says the US should engage with the world rather than dictate to it.
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Loophole lets banned meat into UK

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 0:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The BBC has learned that European meat suppliers are using a loophole in the law to sell a banned low quality material to UK sausage makers.
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UK court blocks Tamil deportations

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 0:51
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A UK court blocks the deportation of Tamil asylum seekers due to have been sent back to Sri Lanka on Thursday, who argue they face torture at home.
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Council tax up despite incentives

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 1:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: More

More than 40% of councils in England are planning to increase council tax this year, despite being offered cash incentives to freeze bills.
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Australia's new non-drinking puritans

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 1:29
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's new non-drinking puritans
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The struggle for land on Kenya’s coast

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 1:40
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Why Kenyans' homes are demolished in a battle for land
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VIDEO: Newtown dad weeps at hearing

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 4:14
related countries: United States United States

Neil Heslin, the father of a boy slain in a mass school shooting in December, has broken down in tears at a US Senate hearing on a proposed assault weapons ban.
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Japan nominates central bank boss

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 4:16
related countries: Japan Japan

The Japanese government nominates Haruhiko Kuroda to be the next governor of the country's central bank.
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Australia finds largest meth haul

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 4:41
related countries: Aruba Aruba, China China

Australian police announce the country's largest-ever seizure of the drug methamphetamine, hidden in a shipment from China.
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High Street store closures soar

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 4:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The number of High Street stores closed by retail chains in Britain has soared over the past 12 months, according to research.
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VIDEO: Kerry holds talks with Syrian opposition

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 6:36
related countries: Italy Italy, Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Rome

US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Rome for his first meeting with key figures in the Syrian opposition.
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VIDEO: Celebrated US pianist Cliburn dies

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 6:41
related countries: United States United States

Van Cliburn, the renowned American classical pianist, has died aged 78.
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VIDEO: Australia finds largest meth haul

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 6:51
related countries: Aruba Aruba, China China

Australian police say they have made their largest-ever seizure of the drug methamphetamine hidden in a shipment from southern China.
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US 'to step up' help to Syria rebels

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 7:35
related countries: Italy Italy, Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Rome

US Secretary of State John Kerry is set to announce increased "non-lethal" support for the Syrian opposition at a summit of the Friends of Syria group in Rome.
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VIDEO: Mexico's 'most powerful woman' in court

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 7:44
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Union

Union head Elba Esther Gordillo, considered Mexico's most powerful woman, has been charged with the use of illicit funds and conspiracy.
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Smog and haze engulf China's capital

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 7:56
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Air quality in China's capital, Beijing, once again hits serious levels, with locals urged to stay indoors amid thick smog and a sandstorm.
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England on top in warm-up match

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 8:14
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two late wickets put England in control as New Zealand reach 224-6 at the end of the second day of their warm-up match in Queenstown.
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Mexico union leader charged in court

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 8:16
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The head of Mexico's teachers' union, Elba Esther Gordillo, appears in court and is charged with embezzlement and organised crime.
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Spain's Bankia loses 19.2bn euros

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 8:26
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain's troubled Bankia - formed of the merger of seven savings banks - has made a record loss despite being bailed out with 18bn euros.
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SA minister sorry for Afrikaner slur

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 9:41
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African Women's Minister Lulu Xingwana apologises for saying that Afrikaner men were raised to believe that women and children were their property.
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India eyes growth with spending rise

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 10:00
related countries: India India

India's finance minister announces an unexpected rise in public spending for the next financial year in an attempt to revive its sluggish economy.
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Iberia and fuel costs hit IAG profit

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 10:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Spain Spain

Restructuring charges at Iberia and fuel costs have hit results at International Airlines Group (IAG), which owns both the Spanish flag-carrier and British Airways.
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Argentina passes Iran Amia deal

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 10:18
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Iran Iran
related places: Buenos Aires

Argentine legislators approve an agreement with Iran to set up an international truth commission into the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires.
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Thailand agrees talks with militants

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 10:21
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Thailand Thailand

Thailand signs its first-ever deal with Muslim rebels based in Malaysia to begin talks on ending a decades-long conflict in the south.
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Sony sells 'holy land' building

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 10:45
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Sony has sold one of its landmark Tokyo buildings for $1.2bn - its second high-profile property deal this year.
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Pakistan army probe 'torture' death

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 10:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

The Pakistani army announces an investigation into the alleged torture and death of a man in its custody in Pakistani-administered Kashmir.
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UK net migration falls by a third

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 11:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Net migration to the UK fell by a third in the year ending June 2012, compared with the previous 12 months, the latest immigration figures show.
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HMV administrators sell Asia shops

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 11:40
related countries: Singapore Singapore, Hong Kong Hong Kong

The administrators of HMV sell its six shops in Hong Kong and two in Singapore to private equity firm Aid Partners.
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US hackers 'attacked China websites'

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 12:04
related countries: United States United States, China China

Hackers from the US have repeatedly launched attacks on Chinese military websites, including that of the Defence Ministry, officials say.
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Delhi rape juvenile accused charged

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 12:05
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

A court in India formally charges a 17-year-old accused in the fatal gang rape of a woman in the capital Delhi last month with rape and murder.
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Can Thai peace talks with rebels succeed?

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 12:37
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Can Thai peace talks with rebels succeed?
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China restaurant ban sign removed

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 12:45
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

A Beijing restaurant removes a sign banning customers from three Asian neighbours involved in maritime disputes with China - and dogs.
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VIDEO: Parents film girl, 8, driving at speed

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 12:50
related countries: Russia Russia

Video footage of an eight-year-old girl driving her family's car at high speed on an icy Russian road has led to a police investigation.
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VIDEO: Thailand to hold talks with rebels

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 12:56
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand's government has signed its first-ever peace talks deal with Muslim rebels aimed at ending a decades-long conflict in the south.
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Two Palestinians end hunger strike

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 13:04
related countries: Israel Israel

Two Palestinian prisoners held in an Israeli jail have ended their hunger strike and two others continue to refuse food.
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Iraqi doctor 'complicit in torture'

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 13:24
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

An Iraqi doctor, who has worked at UK hospitals, was "complicit in acts of torture" during Saddam Hussein's regime, a UK medical tribunal finds.
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The rabble-rouser shaking up Italian politics

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 13:33
related countries: Italy Italy

The rabble-rouser shaking up Italian politics
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Farrell 50-50 for England v Italy

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 14:04
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fly-half Owen Farrell is rated 50-50 for England's Six Nations match with Italy on 10 March because of a thigh injury.
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Revision takes US economy to growth

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 14:37
related countries: United States United States

The performance of the US economy in the last three months of 2012 is revised from a 0.1% contraction to 0.1% growth by the Commerce Department.
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Kidnappers free Swiss woman in Yemen

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 14:50
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, Qatar Qatar, Yemen Yemen

A Swiss teacher is freed by her kidnappers in Yemen after nearly a year in captivity, following mediation by the Qatari government.
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RBS lost £5.2bn in 'chastening' year

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 15:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has reported its fifth year of losses since it was bailed out by the government in 2008, hit by fines and mis-selling charges.
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Benedict vows obedience to next pope

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 15:32
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Benedict XVI vows "unconditional obedience and reverence" to his eventual successor as pope on his final day in office at the Vatican.
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Union agrees Opel's restructure plan

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 15:32
related countries: Germany Germany

German trade union IG Metall agrees to Opel's plan to restructure its German operations.
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Third victim dies in Swiss shooting

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 15:41
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Lucerne

A person wounded by a gunman at a factory nearly the Swiss city of Lucerne dies of their injuries, bringing to three the number of victims of the killer, who also died.
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Peace concert for Kenya election

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 16:05
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A concert is held in the Kenyan capital with musicians calling for a peaceful election a day after a report revealed campaign attacks, hate speech and cases of ethnic intimidation.
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Bangladesh Islamist sentenced to die

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 16:40
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Senior Islamist leader Delwar Hossain Sayeedi is sentenced to death for crimes committed during Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence.
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Frustration forces Western shift on Syria

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 16:51
related countries: Syria Syria

The West tries to play catch-up on the war in Syria
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Israel Ethiopian birth control probe

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 16:57
related countries: Israel Israel, Ethiopia Ethiopia

Israel's health ministry is to investigate why contraceptive injections were widely given to Ethiopian immigrant women.
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VIDEO: Women campaign for Kenyan vote

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 17:11
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyans will go to the polls next week to elect a new president and members of parliament.
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EU banker bonus cap 'self-defeating'

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 17:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The EU's proposed cap on banker bonuses will drive business away from London, says Boris Johnson, the mayor of Europe's biggest financial centre.
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Samsung loses Japan iPhone battle

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 18:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Japan Japan

Samsung has failed in its latest patent challenge against Apple, but is being aided by a former UK judge in a separate battle.
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Deadly clashes over Bangladesh trial

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 18:45
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

At least 30 people die in Bangladesh in clashes sparked by a death sentence handed down to a senior Islamist leader for war crimes.
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'Russia needs a doping inquiry'

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 19:35
related countries: Russia Russia

Great Britain head coach Peter Eriksson says there needs to be "greater investigation" into why so many Russian athletes are failing drugs tests.
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Webber sets searing testing pace

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 19:45
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Red Bull's Mark Webber sets a forbidding pace on the first day of the final pre-season test, ahead of Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton.
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Congo militia in deadly army battle

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 20:13
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

At least 36 people die in fighting between a militia and the army in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the military and UN say.
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Man 'dragged by SA police van' dies

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 20:19
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Mozambique Mozambique

South Africa's police watchdog investigates the death of a man who was allegedly handcuffed to a police van and dragged through the streets.
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Who will the 'sequester' hurt?

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 20:55
related countries: United States United States

When will the US budget cuts kick in?
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Haiti's 'Baby Doc' Duvalier in court

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 21:04
related countries: Haiti Haiti
related places: Jean

Haiti's former ruler Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier attends a court hearing called to determine if he can be charged with crimes against humanity.
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No deal in sight on US budget cuts

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 21:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Friday

The US Congress is set to adjourn for the weekend without passing a deal to avert $85bn (£56bn) in budget cuts scheduled to take effect on Friday.
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BP oil spill probe 'had limitations'

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 22:22
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A BP executive admits that the scope of an internal investigation into the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster that he led did not include budget pressures from top management.
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Five die in Iraq Tigris boat sinking

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 22:37
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

At least five Iraqis died when a crowded restaurant boat used for a private party sank in the Tigris river in Baghdad, officials say.
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Manning guilty plea on some charges

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 22:40
related countries: United States United States

Bradley Manning, the US Army private accused in the Wikileaks case, pleads guilty to lesser charges but may still be prosecuted for aiding the enemy.
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VIDEO: Mexicans offered gifts for guns

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 23:03
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The people of Mexico City are being given the option to exchange their guns for presents or cash, in a government attempt to curb gun-related crimes.
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Groupon founder fired as shares dive

Thursday 28th of February 2013, 23:12
related countries: United States United States

The founder and chief executive of Groupon, Andrew Mason, is ousted after another quarterly loss prompts a 24% slide in the online voucher firm's share price.
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