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China's tough lessons in resilience

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 0:04
related countries: China China

China's lessons in resilience for rural poor
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VIDEO: UN concern for people in Homs

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 0:07
related countries: Syria Syria

The United Nations says it is "deeply concerned" about the fate of hundreds of men and boys who have been detained by the Syrian authorities after trying to escape from the besieged city of Homs.
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Carney set to adjust rates policy

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 0:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Bank of England governor Mark Carney is expected to overhaul his flagship forward guidance policy on interest rates.
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VIDEO: 'She is my breast cancer sister'

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 0:12
related countries: Israel Israel

Palestinian housewife Ibtisam Erekat and Israeli Orthodox Jew Ruth Ebenstein talk about how breast cancer made them close friends.
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VIDEO: Elephants orphaned by wildlife poaching

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 0:16
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Tsavo

Mark Lowen visits an elephant orphanage in Kenya's Tsavo national park to see the effects of wildlife poaching.
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African church preaching gospel in US

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 0:25
related countries: United States United States

The African church spreading 'like Starbucks' in the US
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VIDEO: Romanian ex-commander blamed for deaths

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 0:25
related countries: Romania Romania

An 87-year-old former Communist-era camp commander has been blamed for prisoners' deaths in the 1950s, and is now being investigated by prosecutors.
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Israeli-Palestinian cancer support group knocks down walls

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 0:38
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli-Palestinian support group knocks down walls
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Qatar scales back ambitions amid financial constraints

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 0:43
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Qatar scales back ambitions amid financial constraints
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Asia stocks rise after Yellen speech

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 1:10
related countries: United States United States

Asian stocks rise after new Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen pledges "a great deal of continuity" in policy until the US economy improves.
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House passes US debt limit increase

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 1:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Republican

The US House of Representatives passes an increase in the government's debt limit, after Republicans end their effort to win concessions from the Democrats.
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Algeria mourns plane crash victims

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 1:45
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Algeria enters three days of mourning for the 77 people killed after a military passenger plane crashed in the country's mountainous north-east.
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My day: Hong Kong TV actress Luvin Chingwai

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 1:47
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Life as a Hong Kong television actress
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Syria crisis 'threatens free media'

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 1:54
related countries: Syria Syria

The Syrian conflict is endangering press freedom throughout the region, a study by Reporters Without Borders reports.
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Brazil plan to save armadillos

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 2:22
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil says it will present concrete plans to save the three-banded armadillo, the mascot of the football World Cup, by the end of the year.
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Australian police in kayak drug find

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 3:07
related countries: Aruba Aruba, China China

Australian police say they have found drugs with a street value of A$180m ($163m, £99m) hidden in kayaks arriving from China.
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VIDEO: Obama toasts President Hollande

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 3:40
related countries: France France, United States United States
related places: White House

French President Francois Hollande is honoured at a lavish White House state dinner, capping a US visit aimed at renewing the partnership between the two long-standing allies
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Danone to double China Mengniu stake

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 4:01
related countries: China China

Danone plans to double its stake in China's largest milk producer amid growing demand in the country for foreign brands and dairy products.
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VIDEO: Mafia drug raids in US and Italy

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 4:51
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States

Police in the US and Italy say they have arrested 26 people in simultaneous raids against a new mafia-operated drug trafficking route.
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Pietersen bought by Delhi for IPL

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 5:51
related countries: India India
related places: Bangalore

The Delhi Daredevils pay £880,000 to re-sign discarded England batsman Kevin Pietersen for the 2014 Indian Premier League.
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VIDEO: Hollande honoured at US state dinner

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 5:54
related countries: France France, United States United States
related places: White House

French President Francois Hollande has been honoured at a lavish White House state dinner, capping a visit to the US aimed at renewing the partnership between the two long-standing allies.
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Kennedy visits Okinawa amid protests

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 6:15
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States
related places: Okinawa

US ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy is making her first visit to Okinawa island, amid ongoing protests against plans to relocate a US base.
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'Japan's Beethoven' says he can hear

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 6:24
related countries: Japan Japan

A composer dubbed "Japan's Beethoven" admits he is not totally deaf amid an ongoing scandal over his use of a ghostwriter.
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Aussie batsman Finch joins Yorkshire

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 6:25
related countries: Australia Australia

Yorkshire sign Australia limited-overs opening batsman Aaron Finch to play in all forms of the game this summer.
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Nine anti-Taliban fighters killed

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 8:29
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban, Peshawar

Militants shoot dead nine anti-Taliban militiamen in a gun and grenade attack in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, police say.
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Fears over missing Pakistan activist

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 8:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A court in Pakistan orders the government to produce an anti-drone activist who lawyers say is being detained by intelligence agencies.
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Teens charged with 'satanic' US murder

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 10:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Texas

Two boys are accused of killing 15-year-old Corriann Cervantes in Texas as part of a deal with "the devil".
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'Gerrard can play deeper for England'

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 10:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes Steven Gerrard has a lot to offer England by playing in a deeper midfield role.
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El Salvador castaway arrives home

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 10:30
related countries: El Salvador El Salvador

El Salvador castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga, who claims he spent more than a year adrift in the Pacific, finally arrives home to a hero's welcome.
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Spain abortion bill challenge fails

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 10:42
related countries: Spain Spain

A controversial Spanish bill to end women's right to abortion on demand is set to be passed after an opposition challenge is defeated in parliament.
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More flood fears as storms forecast

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 10:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Parts of the UK face further flooding with stormy weather - and winds that could exceed 100mph - forecast.
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The Last of Us leads Bafta game nods

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 10:59
related countries: United States United States

The Playstation 3 title is recognised in categories including action & adventure, artistic achievement and best game.
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Storms spark 'red warning' for wind

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 11:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Met Office issues its first "red warning" of the winter with winds of up to 100mph are expected to batter west Wales and north-west England.
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Rock overtakes pop in UK album chart

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 11:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Rock

Rock music overtook pop in UK album sales last year as rock took its biggest share of the market for five years, new figures show.
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German festival disaster: 10 charged

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 11:20
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Duisburg

Ten people have been charged in connection with the deaths of 21 people at the Love Parade festival in the German city of Duisburg in 2010.
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Utopia drugs market forced offline

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 11:33
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The Dutch National Police force seizes a "dark net" website used to sell illegal drugs, weapons and hacking tools.
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China retains foreign film quota

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 11:46
related countries: China China

China's authorities maintain a strict quota of allowing 34 foreign films to be screened a year, contrary to reports they were planning to ease restrictions.
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Arrest over Brazil cameraman death

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 11:53
related countries: Chile Chile, Brazil Brazil, Botswana Botswana

Police arrest a man suspected of throwing a flare which mortally wounded Brazilian TV cameraman Santiago Andrade in northern Bahia state.
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Mexico missing journalist found dead

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 12:15
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Veracruz

Police in Mexico find the body of Gregorio Jimenez, a journalist who was kidnapped last week, in a grave in the eastern state of Veracruz.
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AUDIO: US ambassador tries pidgin English

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 12:19
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United States United States
related places: English, Lagos

US ambassador to Nigeria James F Entwistle takes a radio presenter by surprise in Lagos by answering a question during a live broadcast in Nigerian pidgin English.
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Koreas hold rare high-level talks

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 12:29
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Officials from North and South Korea hold high-level talks - their first since 2007 - ahead of planned family reunions later this month.
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'Ethnic cleansing' of CAR Muslims

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 12:29
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

Peacekeepers have failed to prevent the ethnic cleansing of Muslims in the Central African Republic, Amnesty says, as a food airlift begins.
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VIDEO: How French and German states compare

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 12:39
related countries: France France, Germany Germany
related places: Neuss, Champagne

High Schofield in Chalons-en-Champagne in France, and Stephen Evans in its German twin-town, Neuss, compare how the two countries deal with state spending.
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VIDEO: Pacific castaway met by media crowds

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 12:40
related countries: El Salvador El Salvador

The castaway who spent 13 months adrift in a boat is back in his home country, El Salvador.
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Carney adjusts interest rates policy

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 13:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Bank of England governor Mark Carney overhauls the Bank's interest rate policy to reflect falling unemployment and the economic recovery.
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Osborne will rule out money union

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 13:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Chancellor George Osborne will rule out a formal currency union with an independent Scotland, government sources tell the BBC.
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GB curling women beaten by Canada

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 13:32
related countries: Canada Canada, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British skip Eve Muirhead misses an all-or-nothing shot as Canada squeeze past the GB women in Wednesday's curling at Sochi 2014.
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Debt ceiling crisis: What crisis?

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 14:01
related countries: United States United States

Republicans "give way" over the US debt ceiling and confidence returns to markets - until the next time.
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Letter from Africa: A gift for Kenya

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 14:08
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A father's tips to his newborn daughter on surviving Kenya
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Hollande honoured at US state dinner

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 14:09
related countries: France France, United States United States
related places: White House

French President Francois Hollande is honoured at a lavish White House state dinner, capping a US visit aimed at renewing the nations' partnership.
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Thai court rejects bid to annul poll

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 14:35
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand's constitutional court rejects an opposition request to annul the 2 February election, citing insufficient grounds.
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VIDEO: Koreas hold rare high-level talks

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 15:33
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Officials from North and South Korea are holding their highest level talks in six years at a village on the border between their two countries.
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Cyberbullying suicide shocks Italy

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 16:36
related countries: Italy Italy

MPs in Italy call for action against cyberbullying after a girl of 14, subjected to online abuse, kills herself in a north-eastern town.
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'Dozens killed' by Nigeria militants

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 16:40
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Around 39 people are believed to have been killed in an attack on a north-east Nigerian town by Islamist militants.
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Hodgson rules out Terry return

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 17:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Chelsea

England manager Roy Hodgson rules out the prospect of Chelsea's John Terry returning for this summer's World Cup.
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Italy PM fights for political future

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 17:03
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian PM Enrico Letta holds talks with party leader Matteo Renzi amid speculation that he is about to be replaced by his younger rival.
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Couple found in deathly embrace

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 17:10
related countries: France France
related places: Bordeaux

The dead bodies of a woman of 94 and a man of 55 are found found locked in an embrace in the flat they shared in the French city of Bordeaux.
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Nigerian president sacks ministers

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 17:17
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria sacks four ministers, in the latest shake-up ahead of elections next year.
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Lucasfilm to open London ILM outpost

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 17:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Industrial Light and Magic, the visual effects division of Star Wars producer Lucasfilm, is to open a facility in London to work on the effects for the upcoming next instalment in the series.
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US sinkhole swallows museum cars

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 17:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kentucky

A sinkhole swallows eight rare automobiles at a sports car museum in the US state of Kentucky, including two vehicles on loan.
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Jade Rabbit rover 'declared dead'

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 17:47
related countries: China China

China's Jade Rabbit lunar rover has been declared dead on the surface of the Moon, state media have reported.
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Italy overturns strict cannabis law

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 17:57
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy's constitutional court overturns a law equating the possession of cannabis to class A narcotics, which has been blamed for prison overcrowding.
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VIDEO: South African puppets on world stage

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 18:38
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company came to prominence with their work on the international hit War Horse, now they have made puppets for a new show in London.
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Israeli MPs heckle Schulz speech

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 18:51
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli MPs from a pro-settler party walk out of Israel's Knesset during a speech by the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz.
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Two arrested in Rolls-Royce probe

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 18:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Two men are arrested in London as part of an investigation by the Serious Fraud Office into Rolls-Royce's activities in Asia.
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Olympic skier's topless photos cause storm in Lebanon

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 18:57
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Olympic skier's topless photos cause outrage in Lebanon
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Collingwood handed England role

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 19:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Bangladesh Bangladesh

Paul Collingwood is named England assistant coach for the limited-overs tour of the West Indies and the World T20.
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US Army tests smart-rifle scope

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 19:02
related countries: United States United States

The US Army is testing a smart-rifle technology that promises to only fire if a target is properly lined-up and can compensate for weather conditions
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CAR leader 'declares war' on militia

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 19:03
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

Central African Republic leader Catherine Samba-Panza says she will "go to war" with Christian militias who are slaughtering Muslims.
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British Syria suicide bomber named

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 19:20
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man thought to have carried out a suicide bombing in Syria last week was 41-year-old Abdul Waheed Majid, the BBC learns.
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VIDEO: UK suicide bomber in Syria named

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 19:52
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man thought to have carried out a suicide bombing in Syria last week was Abdul Waheed Majid, the BBC has learned.
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Comedian Sid Caesar dies at 91

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 20:22
related countries: United States United States

Veteran US comedian Sid Caesar has died at the age of 91, according to US media reports.
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VIDEO: Sinkhole swallows cars at museum

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 20:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kentucky

A sinkhole has swallowed eight rare cars at a sports car museum in the US state of Kentucky.
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Onionomics: Peeling away India's food economy

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 21:08
related countries: India India

Peeling away the layers of India's food economy
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Anbar violence 'displaces 300,000'

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 21:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Up to 300,000 people have been displaced by the fighting between Sunni militants and security forces in Iraq's western province of Anbar, the UN says.
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US faces 'catastrophic' ice storm

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 22:30
related countries: United States United States

A "catastrophic" ice storm wreaking havoc in the American South is now poised to pummel the eastern seaboard, say forecasters.
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Relief operation continues in Homs

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 22:44
related countries: Syria Syria

The UN-backed relief operation goes on in Homs, with aid supplies going in and more than 200 people evacuated - though hundreds remain.
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Scientists count whales from space

Wednesday 12th of February 2014, 23:04
related countries: Argentina Argentina

High-resolution satellite imagery is used to automatically count southern right whales swimming off Argentina's coast – a development that could greatly assist the animals’ conservation.
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