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Is there a surge of support for Narendra Modi?

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 0:43
related countries: India India

Is support for Narendra Modi rising in India?
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Fresh charges for 'Shorty' Guzman

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 0:58
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican courts order the drug baron Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman to remain in prison awaiting trial on new organised crime charges.
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Stunning whale graveyard explained

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 1:32
related countries: Chile Chile

Scientists think they can now explain the discovery of a graveyard of fossil whales in Chile that accumulated more than five million years ago.
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Credit Suisse 'aided' US tax evaders

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 1:56
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, United States United States

Credit Suisse "helped its US customers conceal their Swiss accounts" and avoid American taxes, a US report alleges.
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Italian parliament backs new PM

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 1:59
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian PM Matteo Renzi wins a vote of confidence in the lower house of parliament, backing his government's programme of rapid reforms.
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Repsol in $5bn Argentina settlement

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 2:41
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Spain Spain

Spanish oil company Repsol agrees a $5bn (£3bn) settlement with Argentina over the seizure of its assets there.
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Uganda health services 'are for all'

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 2:47
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Uganda's minister of health says homosexuals will not be discriminated against when they require healthcare, despite a new anti-gay law.
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VIDEO: Students killed in Nigeria

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 3:06
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

At least 29 students have been killed after suspected Boko Haram militants attacked a boarding school in north-east Nigeria.
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VIDEO: US planning full Afghan pullout

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 5:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

President Barack Obama has warned his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai that the US may pull all of its troops out of his country by the year's end.
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VIDEO: Uganda says healthcare is for all

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 5:40
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Uganda's health minister says homosexuals will not be discriminated against when accessing healthcare despite the introduction of a tough new anti-gay law.
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China scholar on separatism charge

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 5:45
related countries: China China

Chinese authorities formally arrest a prominent scholar of China's Uighur Muslim ethnic group and charge him with inciting secession, his wife says.
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VIDEO: India leopard search continues

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 6:43
related countries: India India
related places: Meerut

Panic has gripped the northern Indian town of Meerut where all local schools have shut because of a leopard on the loose.
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Murray beats Andujar in Acapulco

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 7:04
related countries: Mexico Mexico, Spain Spain
related places: Andujar, Acapulco

Britain's Andy Murray comes from a set down to beat Spain's Pablo Andujar in the first round of the Mexican Open.
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Ukraine not East-West fight, says US

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 7:18
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: West

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Ukraine is not caught in a battle between East and West, as tensions rise in mainly-Russian speaking areas.
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HK news editor wounded in attack

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 8:21
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

The former chief editor of prominent Hong Kong newspaper Ming Pao is in a critical condition after being attacked with a cleaver, police say.
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Hoffman theatre prize established

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 8:48
related countries: United States United States

A playwriting prize is to be named after late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, funded by a libel settlement with US paper The National Enquirer.
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VIDEO: 'We're leaving for sake of children'

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 9:06
related countries: Syria Syria

Thousands of people are fleeing the last rebel stronghold in the west of Syria, which is under continued attack from President Assad's forces.
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Venezuelan ex-boxing champion killed

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 9:16
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Ex-world boxing champion Antonio Cermeno has been shot dead in Venezuela after being kidnapped earlier this week, Venezuelan officials confirm.
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Police union 'appalled' at IRA deal

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 9:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The chairman of the Police Federation for Northern Ireland says he is appalled at the government's "grubby secret deal" over IRA "on the run" cases.
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Chinese sue over forced war labour

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 9:49
related countries: Japan Japan, China China

A court in China accepts a case filed by Chinese citizens seeking compensation from Japanese firms over forced labour during World War Two.
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HK jails Transformers blackmailer

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 9:58
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A man is jailed for trying to blackmail the Transformers 4 film crew during a Hong Kong shoot which left director Michael Bay injured.
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German spy paranoia's Irish invasion

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 10:11
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: How

How panic spread across the UK and Ireland in 1914
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UK plans tougher non-EU bank rules

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 10:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Bank of England is proposing tougher rules for non-EU banks to prevent a repeat of the financial crisis and to protect savers.
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Mozambique mourns legend Coluna

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 10:36
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: Benfica

Mozambique will give a state funeral to former Benfica and Portugal captain Mario Coluna, who has died aged 78.
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Dangerous days ahead for Ukraine

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 10:55
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Gavin Hewitt on Ukraine's uncertain future
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US singer admits wife murder plot

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 11:35
related countries: United States United States

Tim Lambesis, the singer for US metal band As I Lay Dying, pleads guilty to attempting to hire an undercover agent to murder his estranged wife.
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Ukraine elite police 'disbanded'

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 11:38
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's interior minister says he has disbanded the elite Berkut police unit, blamed for the deaths of protesters in recent clashes.
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Hezbollah 'will respond to strike'

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 11:41
related countries: Israel Israel, Syria Syria, Lebanon Lebanon

Hezbollah says it will respond to an air strike it accuses Israeli forces of carrying out against one of its bases on Lebanon's border with Syria.
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Japanese tourists in US police chase

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 11:50
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

Japanese tourists trigger a high speed car chase with police on the first day of their holiday in the US.
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Anxious Red Bull set for final test

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 11:56
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Red Bull and engine supplier Renault will be hoping for improvements in performance in the final pre-season test in Bahrain.
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Business investment helps UK growth

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 12:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Official figures confirm that the UK economy grew by 0.7% in the final three months of 2013, helped by rising business investment.
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Egypt court sentences 26 to death

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 12:24
related countries: Egypt Egypt

An Egyptian court sentences 26 people to death for founding a "terror group" with the aim of attacking ships using the Suez Canal.
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Uganda police stop miniskirt march

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 12:44
related countries: Uganda Uganda
related places: Kampala

Police in Uganda prevent women from marching through the streets of the capital, Kampala, in protest at new laws banning the wearing of miniskirts.
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Germany scraps threshold for EU vote

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 13:04
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's top court says a rule requiring political parties to win at least 3% of the vote to enter the European Parliament is unconstitutional.
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Pope worried over Venezuela violence

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 13:14
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Pope Francis has urged Venezuelans from rival political camps to engage in "sincere dialogue" to put an end to a recent wave of protests.
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Statues get face masks in China's smog

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 13:25
related countries: China China

Chinese humour pierces through the smog
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Ukrainian currency hits 10-year low

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 13:40
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's falling currency and soaring debt could prove to be a serious problem, writes the BBC's Andrew Walker.
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US schoolgirl's killer executed

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 14:00
related countries: United States United States

A Missouri man who abducted, raped and murdered a 15-year-old schoolgirl is executed after the US Supreme Court dismissed last-minute appeals.
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Turkey tightens control of judiciary

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 14:01
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The Turkish president signs a law giving the government more control over the country's judiciary weeks after a bribery inquiry rocked the government.
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VIDEO: Chile's 'whale graveyard' explained

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 14:11
related countries: Chile Chile, United States United States

A graveyard of whales found beside the Pan-American Highway in Chile has been said to be one of the most astonishing fossil discoveries of recent years.
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Fury at Nigeria military over attack

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 14:17
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Local people are angry that Nigerian forces withdrew security checkpoints before an attack on a school in Yobe state by Islamist militants.
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VIDEO: Venezuela barricades empty streets

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 14:25
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela has been paralysed by weeks of protests with more than a dozen people killed in clashes with security forces.
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Court orders Sahara chief's arrest

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 15:32
related countries: India India
related places: Sahara

The Indian Supreme Court issues an arrest warrant against the chief of Sahara, one of India's biggest business houses, after he fails to appear in court.
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US pair found '$10m buried treasure'

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 15:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

A California couple found a stash of gold coins buried on their property last year that is worth as much as $10m (£6m), numismatists say.
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Target profits plunge after breach

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 15:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Profit

Profit at the US retailer Target plunges 46% after a massive security breach over the holiday season, which cost the firm $17m (£10m).
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'Hungry' Trott set for April return

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 15:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Jonathan Trott will make his comeback for Warwickshire at the start of April and is determined to regain his England place.
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VIDEO: Dutch woman's near miss with train

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 15:54
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Security camera footage of a Dutch woman's narrow escape from a passing train is released by a rail company, as part of a new safety campaign.
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France blocks Rwanda extraditions

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 15:58
related countries: France France, Rwanda Rwanda
related places: Kigali

France's highest court blocks plans to extradite three Rwandans to stand trial in Kigali on charges related to the 1994 genocide.
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VIDEO: Flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia dies

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 16:03
related countries: Spain Spain, Mexico Mexico

Spanish virtuoso guitarist Paco de Lucia, credited with promoting flamenco music to a global audience, dies in Mexico at the age of 66.
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Russian 'hitman' seized in Vienna

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 16:13
related countries: Austria Austria, Russia Russia
related places: Vienna

Police in the Austrian capital Vienna arrest a suspected Russian hitman, who was reportedly living for at least three years under a false ID.
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VIDEO: Drought and ice floes in US

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 16:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

Chris Fawkes reports on water reserves in California and damaging ice in the Mid West.
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Roman 'gladiator school' recreated

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 16:35
related countries: Austria Austria

Archaeologists say they have discovered the almost complete remains of a Roman school of gladiators on the banks of the Danube in Austria.
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Russia house arrest bid for Navalny

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 17:02
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian investigators ask a court to put opposition leader Alexi Navalny under house arrest, two days after he was detained at a protest.
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Rival rallies in Ukraine's Crimea

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 17:06
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Pro-Kiev and pro-Moscow protesters scuffle in Ukraine's Crimea amid fears the region may seek to secede now President Yanukovych has been ousted.
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Hundreds of turtles die in India

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 17:09
related countries: India India

More than 900 Olive Ridley turtles are found dead on the southern Indian coast, with conservationists blaming vessels fishing illegally.
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US Afghan pullout 'may harm morale'

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 17:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: America

America's top military officer says speculation over a possible total US pullout from Afghanistan in 2014 could encourage the Taliban.
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India navy boss quits over accident

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 17:13
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai, At

India's navy chief quits after two sailors go missing and seven others are in hospital following an accident on a submarine off the Mumbai coast.
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Fury over Sweden jobs fair blunder

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 17:30
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: Stockholm

Police in Stockholm restrain a large crowd after an email invitation for a jobs event was accidentally sent to 61,000 instead of 1,000 jobseekers.
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Guitar great Paco de Lucia dies

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 17:48
related countries: Spain Spain, Mexico Mexico

World-renowned Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia, 66, dies in Mexico, reportedly of a heart attack while playing with his children on a beach.
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Swiss bank boss 'regrets' tax ploy

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 18:07
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, United States United States

The boss of Swiss bank Credit Suisse, Brady Dougan, tells a US Senate Committee that he "deeply regrets" that some of its bankers violated US tax laws.
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Bahrain detainee dies in hospital

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 18:13
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

The main opposition group in Bahrain accuses the authorities of responsibility for the death of a hospitalised detainee who had sickle-cell anaemia.
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Web activists 'threaten World Cup'

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 18:21
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian online activists are reportedly threatening to disrupt the 2014 Fifa World Cup.
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Injured Robson out of Indian Wells

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 18:24
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British number one Laura Robson rules herself out of the BNP Paribas Open as she recovers from a wrist injury.
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Syrian forces 'kill many rebels'

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 18:34
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Syrian government forces ambush and kill a large number of Islamist rebels in the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus, reports say.
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Robinson quit threat over bomb case

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 18:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson threatens to resign unless there is a judicial inquiry into secret letters given to more than 180 Irish republican paramilitary suspects.
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GB team pursuit miss out on medals

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 19:16
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Great Britain miss out on a medal ride in the men's team pursuit in the Track Cycling World Championships in Colombia.
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VIDEO: Hong Kong journalist attacked

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 19:21
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

The former chief editor of prominent Hong Kong newspaper Ming Pao is in a critical condition after being attacked with a cleaver, police say.
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Qantas warns of bumpy ride ahead

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 20:01
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's Flying Kangaroo faces a fight for survival
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Judge sacks convicted US mayor

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 20:08
related countries: United States United States

A judge removes the mayor of the capital city of the US state of New Jersey from office 19 days after he was found guilty of corruption.
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Remembering Japan's kamikaze pilots

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 20:15
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan wants suicide pilots' letters to be UN World Heritage items
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Hunting for India's deadliest man-eating tiger

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 20:19
related countries: India India

Hunters on the trail of India's deadliest man-eating tiger
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Protesters name new Ukraine cabinet

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 20:59
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Ukraine's new interim government is presented at Kiev's main protest camp, following last week's ousting of President Viktor Yanukovych.
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VIDEO: Turkey PM faces corruption claim

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 21:08
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Riot police in Turkey have fired water cannon and tear gas at hundreds of protesters calling on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to quit.
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US police 'sold seized vehicles'

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 22:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

The acting police chief and two officers in a rural California town are sacked after being accused of selling vehicles seized from poor residents.
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Schalke 1-6 Real Madrid

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 22:13
related countries: Spain Spain

Gareth Bale scores twice as Real Madrid all but book in for the Champions League quarter-finals with a big win over Schalke.
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Morocco-France torture row escalates

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 22:18
related countries: France France, Morocco Morocco

Morocco is to suspend judicial ties with France because of a row over lawsuits that accuse its intelligence chief of complicity in torture.
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Anti-Islam film ordered off YouTube

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 22:43
related countries: United States United States

A US court orders Google to remove from its YouTube site a crude anti-Islam film which sparked deadly riots in the Muslim world in 2012.
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Qantas Airways to cut 5,000 jobs

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 23:08
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Struggling Australian airline Qantas is to cut 5,000 jobs after reporting a half-year loss of A$252m ($225.8m: £135.5m).
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Robinson deadline on secret letters

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 23:29
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The first minister has given the government until Thursday night to respond to the crisis over secret letters sent to more than 180 Irish republican paramilitary suspects.
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Bale's best Real display - Ancelotti

Wednesday 26th of February 2014, 23:48
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Real

Gareth Bale's performance in the 6-1 win over Schalke was his best yet for Real Madrid, says manager Carlo Ancelotti.
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