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Texas gay marriage ban overturned

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 0:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Texas

A US federal judge rules Texas' ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, the latest in a series of decisions overturning such state laws.
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Anti-Islam film ordered off YouTube

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 0:41
related countries: United States United States

A US court orders Google to remove from YouTube a crude anti-Islam film which sparked deadly riots in the Muslim world in 2012.
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Rio police train in crowd control

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 1:41
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian riot police in Rio de Janeiro take part in crowd control training ahead of the football World Cup which starts in June.
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Merkel wary over EU ties on UK trip

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 2:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Merkel heads to London amid uncertainty over EU ties
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VIDEO: Pope meets 'mini Francis' in Rome

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 2:32
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Pope Francis kisses a toddler dressed as a mini pope during a procession in Rome to celebrate the Carnival.
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VIDEO: Bosnian exile's search for answers

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 2:57
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina, United States United States

Kenan Trebincevic was 12 years old when his family was exiled from Bosnia. After two decades in the US, he returned for the first time looking for answers.
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VIDEO: US governor vetoes 'anti-gay' bill

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 4:47
related countries: United States United States

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would have allowed business owners citing religious beliefs to turn away gay customers.
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Indian soldier kills five colleagues

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 5:49
related countries: India India

An Indian soldier shoots five of his colleagues then kills himself in Indian-administered Kashmir, military officials say.
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Ukraine leaders warn of tough steps

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 7:21
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's interim leaders warn "unpopular" steps are needed to save the economy, as parliament is set to vote on the new cabinet.
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Murray reaches Mexican Open quarters

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 7:22
related countries: Portugal Portugal, United Kingdom United Kingdom, Mexico Mexico
related places: Acapulco

Britain's Andy Murray beats Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-3 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals of the Mexican Open in Acapulco.
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Too posh for Paris?

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 7:55
related countries: France France

French right candidate struggles in race for mayor
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GB women win bronze as men miss out

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 7:56
related countries: Colombia Colombia

GB's Jess Varnish and Becky James finish third on a poor day for the men's team at the Track Cycling World Championships.
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Australia's Qantas to cut 5,000 jobs

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 8:02
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia's Qantas is to cut 5,000 jobs in a A$2bn cost-cutting move after posting a half-year loss for the six months to December.
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Four Gandhi plotters' release halted

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 8:13
related countries: India India

An Indian court suspends the release of four people convicted of involvement in the murder of former PM Rajiv Gandhi, while it decides who has the authority to free them.
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Tide of desperate civilians in Syria's Yarmouk camp

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 8:47
related countries: Syria Syria

Picture captures scale of vast crowd of refugees in Syria
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VIDEO: On the hunt for a man-eating tiger

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 9:11
related countries: India India

The BBC's Andrew North joins a team of hunters as efforts are stepped up to find a man-eating tiger that has so far killed 10 people in northern India, most of them farm workers.
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Thai PM faces negligence charges

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 9:26
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand's embattled prime minister sends her lawyers to an anti-corruption panel to hear charges of negligence over a rice subsidy scheme.
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Detained S Korean in North apology

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 9:29
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A detained South Korean missionary appears before media in North Korea to read from a statement publicly apologising for "anti-state crimes".
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Crimea government buildings seized

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 9:51
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia

Armed men seize government buildings and raise the Russian flag in Crimea, as Ukraine warns Russia against moving troops from their naval base in the region.
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Seth Rogen, Ben Affleck in US Senate

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 10:10
related countries: United States United States

The pair make speeches to American politicians about causes close to their hearts.
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Injured Jagielka out of England game

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 10:18
related countries: Denmark Denmark, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Everton

Everton defender Phil Jagielka is ruled out of England's friendly against Denmark because of injury.
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Hustle director exits US TV drama

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 10:22
related countries: United States United States

American Hustle director David O Russell pulls out of the US TV drama he was was set to make, a month after it was commissioned.
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India navy says missing sailors dead

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 10:28
related countries: India India

India's navy confirms that two sailors who went missing after smoke was detected on board a submarine died in the accident.
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Former German president cleared

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 10:39
related countries: Germany Germany

A German court has cleared the country's former president Christian Wulff of corruption.
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Three-person baby details announced

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 11:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

How the creation of babies using sperm and eggs from three people will be regulated in the UK has been announced.
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US envoy in China human rights call

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 11:09
related countries: United States United States, Japan Japan, China China
related places: Beijing

Outgoing US Ambassador to China Gary Locke calls on Beijing to improve its human rights record and work with Japan to ease tensions in the East China Sea.
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Deadly bomb blast in Somali capital

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 11:23
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

A suicide car bomb explodes in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, killing at least 12 people in an attack targeting the security forces.
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Anne Frank books donated to Tokyo

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 12:21
related countries: Israel Israel, Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

The Israeli embassy in Japan donates more than 300 Anne Frank-related books to public libraries in Tokyo, after many copies of her diary were found vandalised.
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Wada to act over Russia 'gas' claims

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 12:33
related countries: Russia Russia

Wada promises to take action over claims Russian athletes inhaled performance-enhancing gas at the Winter Olympics.
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Assad opponents' relatives 'held'

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 12:35
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US accuses the Syrian government of undermining the Geneva II peace talks by detaining the relatives of opposition delegates.
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Syria Christians get jihadist rules

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 13:08
related countries: Syria Syria

A Syrian jihadist group has demanded Christians in Raqqa pay a levy in gold and follow restrictions on their faith, under a new set of rules.
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US governor vetoes 'anti-gay' bill

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 13:46
related countries: United States United States

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoes a bill that would have allowed business owners who cited their religious beliefs to turn away gay customers.
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Warner fined for De Villiers remarks

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 14:05
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Australia Australia

Australia opener David Warner is fined after accusing South Africa wicketkeeper AB de Villiers of ball-tampering.
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North Korea test-fires four missiles

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 14:40
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea, United States United States

North Korea has test-fired four short-range missiles, officials in the south say, in response to South Korea's military exercises with the US.
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Big increase in net migration to UK

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 14:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Net UK migration rose by 58,000 to 212,000 in the year to September 2013 - dealing a blow to Tory hopes of cutting it to 100,000 by next year.
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RBS shares tumble after £8.2bn loss

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 15:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Royal Bank of Scotland, part-owned by the UK government, has posted a loss for the sixth successive year, causing its share price to fall.
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Amnesty: Israel using reckless force

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 15:11
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Israeli forces are using excessive and reckless force in the West Bank, Amnesty International says, killing more than 40 Palestinians since 2011.
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Red Bull hit more trouble in Bahrain

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 15:18
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Red Bull's hopes of getting their 2014 preparations back on track with a trouble-free final test evaporate on the first day in Bahrain.
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UK spies 'intercepted webcam images'

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 15:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British spy agency GCHQ intercepted webcam images from millions of Yahoo users around the world, according to a report in the Guardian.
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Fatal blast at Qatari restaurant

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 15:33
related countries: Qatar Qatar
related places: Doha

An explosion at a restaurant in the Qatari capital Doha has killed 12 people and injured at least 30, according to officials.
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VIDEO: Support for Thai PM despite charges

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 15:50
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand's embattled prime minister has sent her lawyers to an anti-corruption panel to hear charges of negligence over a government rice subsidy scheme.
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Cuban spy released from US jail

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 16:23
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States

Fernando Gonzalez becomes the second of five Cubans convicted of spying to be released from a US prison after completing his sentence.
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England call for Southampton's Shaw

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 16:36
related countries: Denmark Denmark, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Southampton, Shaw

Southampton left-back Luke Shaw, 18, receives his first call-up to the England squad, for the friendly against Denmark.
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China sales lift Lego's profit

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 16:39
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Danish toymaker Lego's profits rise 9% to 6.12 bn kroner ($1.12bn; £673m) in 2013 as the firm expands beyond its signature building blocks.
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Islamists blamed for Nigeria attack

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 17:02
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Adamawa

Suspected militant Islamists killed at least 37 people during an assault on a town and villages in north-eastern Nigeria, witnesses say.
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Merkel: EU reform no 'piece of cake'

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 17:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she can work with the UK to reform the EU but it will not be "a piece of cake".
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US introduces food label overhaul

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 17:12
related countries: United States United States

First Lady Michelle Obama unveils plans for the most sweeping overhaul of nutrition labels on US food packages in more than two decades.
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Brazilian growth in surprise rebound

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 17:17
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Botswana Botswana

Brazil's economy gets a surprise boost and gives President Dilma Rousseff a second chance to win over investors ahead of October elections.
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VIDEO: Man named on 'top 200' gay list

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 17:23
related countries: Uganda Uganda

A person named in a Ugandan tabloid newspaper's list of '200 top homosexuals' speaks anonymously to the BBC about the impact of the country's tough new anti-gay laws.
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Spain curbs judges' worldwide remit

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 17:42
related countries: Spain Spain

MPs in Spain vote to curb the power of judges to pursue foreign human rights cases, after the ruling party argues against "useless disputes".
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Solidarity day for Egypt journalists

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 17:45
related countries: Egypt Egypt

People in cities across the world stage protests in support of journalists from the al-Jazeera network who are being detained in Egypt.
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Robinson welcomes suspects inquiry

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 18:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

First Minister Peter Robinson welcomes the inquiry set up by Prime Minister David Cameron to look into NI's secret letters row.
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Briton faces new US hacking charges

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 18:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A British man is charged with hacking into US Federal Reserve computer servers and stealing the personal information of users - adding to previous charges.
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Thousands in Sir Tom Finney tribute

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 18:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Thousands of mourners, including Sir Bobby Charlton, attend the civic funeral of Sir Tom Finney at Preston Minster.
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US attorney general out of hospital

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 19:20
related countries: United States United States

US Attorney General Eric Holder is released from hospital after being briefly admitted experiencing faintness and shortness of breath at work.
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VIDEO: Ukraine in Russia aggression warning

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 19:42
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia

Ukraine's interim government warns Russia against interfering in the country's political crisis after Russia conducts military drills near the border.
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Follow Root's example, says Broad

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 19:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Stuart Broad calls on his England players to follow Joe Root's example in the limited-overs series against West Indies.
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Dozens dead in Baghdad blasts

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 19:57
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

At least 30 people are killed in bombings around the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, according to officials.
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Spain begins Bankia privatisation

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 19:58
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain's government starts selling part of its stake in nationalised lender Bankia, which was saved by an 18bn-euro bailout two years ago.
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VIDEO: 'Queen of Europe' Merkel visits UK

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 20:02
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has said the rest of Europe is not prepared to pay almost any price to keep Britain in the EU.
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VIDEO: Afghan voices: The woodcutter's story

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 20:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Azim, a woodcutter, tells how decades of conflict have left many Afghan people with few opportunities to prosper.
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Napoli 3-1 Swansea City (agg 3-1 )

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 20:36
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Napoli

Swansea are knocked out of the Europa League as Napoli score two late goals in Italy to reach the last 16.
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Cuba revolution leader dies in Miami

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 20:41
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The only exiled dissident among the original leaders of the 1959 Cuban revolution, Huber Matos, dies in Miami at the age of 95.
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VIDEO: Aerials show Toronto 96-car pile-up

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 20:44
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Toronto

More than 100 people are caught up in a 96-car pile-up on a busy stretch of motorway in Toronto, Canada.
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Ancient Spanish caves briefly reopen

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 20:55
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Altamira

For the first time in 12 years, Spain's Altamira caves are opened to the public, but only five visitors saw the ice-age paintings.
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An Australian hero's story of survival

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 21:20
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A hero’s astonishing 500km-trek to safety
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Obama backs minority youth outreach

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 21:41
related countries: United States United States

The US president calls for businesses and governments to offer opportunities for young minority men, saying too many are "falling by the wayside".
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How do Singapore's poor families get by?

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 21:52
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Struggling to make ends meet in wealthy Singapore
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Rebuke for harsh LinkedIn rejection

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 21:54
related countries: United States United States

A US woman's harsh response to a young jobseeker who sought to connect on LinkedIn has earned her widespread rebuke since it went viral.
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Northern Lights illuminate the UK

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 21:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Aurora Borealis, better known as the Northern Lights, is giving spectacular displays over parts of the UK, lighting up skies from Essex to south Wales
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Standard Life quit plan sparks row

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 22:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Standard Life's announcement that it may move operations outside Scotland in the event of independence sparks a political row.
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England call-up unbelievable - Shaw

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 23:01
related countries: Denmark Denmark, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Shaw

Southampton's teenage left-back Luke Shaw describes his England call-up against Denmark as "unbelievable".
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Hewitt 'sorry' over paedophile group

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 23:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former Labour Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt apologises for having "got it wrong" in the 1970s over a civil liberties group's links to a pro-paedophile group.
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West warns Russia amid Crimea threat

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 23:41
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia

Western nations urge Russia to ease tensions in Ukraine's Crimea after armed men take over key offices and Moscow carries out military exercises.
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Hodgson prepared to omit big names

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 23:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Roy Hodgson admits it will be hard to select his World Cup squad but he is prepared to omit experienced players.
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VIDEO: Protests for caged al-Jazeera staff

Thursday 27th of February 2014, 23:59
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Protests have been held in London and around the world in support of journalists from the al-Jazeera network who have been detained in Egypt since December.
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