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UN agrees resolution on Syria aid

Sunday 23rd of February 2014, 0:24
related countries: Syria Syria

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution on access to humanitarian aid in Syria - the first time it has united on the issue.
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Sharing a name with Saddam Hussein

Sunday 23rd of February 2014, 0:55
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The perils of sharing a name with Iraq's former dictator
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Violent clashes at Venezuela march

Sunday 23rd of February 2014, 1:49
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Caracas

Venezuelan police and anti-government activists clash in Caracas, as the opposition continues a campaign of protests against President Maduro.
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Tymoshenko urges protesters to stay

Sunday 23rd of February 2014, 5:08
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko calls for anti-government protests to continue as she addresses the crowds in central Kiev.
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Russian gold seals top medal haul

Sunday 23rd of February 2014, 9:58
related countries: Russia Russia

Alexander Legkov wins gold as hosts Russia dominate the men's 50km cross-country race and finish top of the medal table.
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Binned artwork claims 'exaggerated'

Sunday 23rd of February 2014, 11:14
related countries: Italy Italy

The curator of an exhibition in Italy where artwork was mistakenly thrown away tells the BBC claims surrounding the incident are false.
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Budget 'must focus on youth jobless'

Sunday 23rd of February 2014, 11:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chancellor George Osborne must include measures in the March Budget to address youth unemployment and training, the British Chambers of Commerce says.
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GB miss out on bobsleigh medal

Sunday 23rd of February 2014, 11:50
related countries: Russia Russia

Great Britain come within 0.11 seconds of a medal in the four-man bobsleigh as Russia win their 13th gold of the Games.
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VIDEO: Crowd defends Lenin statue in Kharkiv

Sunday 23rd of February 2014, 12:22
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Lenin

The BBC's Daniel Sandford says a crowd of pro-Russian Ukrainians in the city of Kharkiv is protecting a statue of Lenin, while pro-EU Ukrainians are blocking government buildings.
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Scotland given tough Euro 2016 task

Sunday 23rd of February 2014, 13:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scotland and the Republic of Ireland are drawn in the same qualifying group for Euro 2016, while England face Switzerland.
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Cameron and Salmond focus on energy

Sunday 23rd of February 2014, 14:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK and Scottish cabinets will hold separate meetings in the Aberdeen area on Monday as they address the future of the North Sea oil industry.
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VIDEO: Ukraine appoints interim president

Sunday 23rd of February 2014, 14:15
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukrainian MPs have voted to appoint speaker Oleksander Turchynov as interim president, following the disappearance on Saturday of Viktor Yanukovych.
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VIDEO: Funniest moments of Sochi 2014

Sunday 23rd of February 2014, 14:30
related countries: Russia Russia, Norway Norway

BBC Sport looks back at some of the funniest moments from Sochi 2014, from the outrageous trousers of Norway's curlers to the Russian police choir's take on Daft Punk.
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Canada beat Sweden to ice hockey gold

Sunday 23rd of February 2014, 14:40
related countries: Canada Canada, Sweden Sweden

Canada beat Sweden 3-0 to win the men's ice hockey gold medal and retain their Olympic title in Sochi.
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Morsi 'leaked secrets to Iran'

Sunday 23rd of February 2014, 15:02
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Iran Iran

Egyptian prosecutors have accused ousted President Mohammed Morsi of leaking state secrets to Iran's Revolutionary Guards.
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Deadly attacks hit rallies in Thailand

Sunday 23rd of February 2014, 15:32
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A bomb kills two people near a protest site in a busy shopping district of Bangkok, hours after a deadly gun attack on a rally in eastern Thailand.
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Toulouse 2-4 Paris St-Germain

Sunday 23rd of February 2014, 15:36
related countries: France France
related places: Toulouse

Paris St-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores his third hat-trick of the season as the league leaders beat Toulouse.
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Afghan troops die in Taliban attack

Sunday 23rd of February 2014, 15:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kunar, Taliban

Taliban fighters kill 21 Afghan soldiers in an attack on a checkpoint in Kunar province close to Afghanistan's border with Pakistan.
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Final memorial for Komla Dumor

Sunday 23rd of February 2014, 15:54
related countries: Ghana Ghana, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Three days of funeral ceremonies for the BBC presenter Komla Dumor conclude in the Ghanaian capital Accra.
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Swedish star Backstrom tests positive

Sunday 23rd of February 2014, 15:59
related countries: Austria Austria

Swedish ice hockey player Nicklas Backstrom becomes the sixth athlete to fail a drugs test at the Winter Olympics.
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Many dangers in Ukraine, warns Hague

Sunday 23rd of February 2014, 16:36
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Unrest in Ukraine poses "many dangers", the UK's foreign secretary says as he prepares for talks with the Russian foreign minister.
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Syria hospital hit by car bomb

Sunday 23rd of February 2014, 17:59
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Syria Syria

Several people are reported killed by a bomb near a field hospital near the Turkish border, as a leading militant is killed in a separate attack in Aleppo.
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Russia on top as 2014 Games end

Sunday 23rd of February 2014, 19:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Hosts Russia finish top of the medal table and Britain equal their best performance as Sochi 2014 comes to an end.
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Ukraine appoints interim president

Sunday 23rd of February 2014, 19:14
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's parliamentary speaker is named interim president, a day after the dismissal of Viktor Yanukovych whose whereabouts remain unknown.
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India's child cotton pickers at risk

Sunday 23rd of February 2014, 20:05
related countries: India India

The challenge of protecting India's children cotton pickers
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Oldest Holocaust survivor dies

Sunday 23rd of February 2014, 21:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The oldest known survivor of the Nazi Holocaust, Alice Herz-Sommer, dies in London at the age of 110.
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Huawei launches 'hybrid' smartband

Sunday 23rd of February 2014, 21:54
related countries: China China
related places: Huawei

Chinese electronics giant Huawei unveiled five new products at Mobile World Congress, including what it called the "world's first hybrid smart band".
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Ukraine to seek European integration

Sunday 23rd of February 2014, 22:23
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Ukraine's new interim President Oleksandr Turchynov says Ukraine will focus on closer ties with Europe, a day after tumultuous events in Kiev.
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Syria al-Qaeda-linked rebel killed

Sunday 23rd of February 2014, 23:19
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

A Syrian militant leader linked to al-Qaeda is killed in a suicide attack in Aleppo, amid a bitter power struggle between rebel factions.
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