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US rights report focuses on Syria

Friday 28th of February 2014, 0:10
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

A worldwide human rights report by the US singles out Syria's civil war as a tragedy that "stands apart in its scope and human cost".
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VIDEO: China's rise in patient-doctor attacks

Friday 28th of February 2014, 0:30
related countries: China China

Attacks by patients on doctors in China are rising rapidly, with hospitals suffering an average of one violent attack every two weeks, according to state media.
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China sees wave of violence against hospital staff

Friday 28th of February 2014, 0:31
related countries: China China

Why are attacks on doctors by their patients on the rise in China?
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High murder rates blight Brazil's indigenous communities

Friday 28th of February 2014, 0:58
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil's indigenous communities face skyrocketing murder rate
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Japan spending spree before tax hike

Friday 28th of February 2014, 1:38
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese consumers are on a spending spree ahead of a sales tax hike, and companies are increasing production to meet growing demand.
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Obama backs push for minority youth

Friday 28th of February 2014, 1:43
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama calls for a national campaign to improve opportunities for black and Hispanic boys and young men.
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VIDEO: Investigating the Maidan violence

Friday 28th of February 2014, 2:06
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A number of civil groups in Ukraine are trying to investigate the latest violence separately from government prosecutors.
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Venezuela protest ends in clashes

Friday 28th of February 2014, 2:24
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Caracas

Security forces in Venezuela use tear gas to break up a student demonstration that ended in clashes in the capital, Caracas.
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VIDEO: Ancient Spanish caves briefly reopen

Friday 28th of February 2014, 2:44
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Altamira

Spain's famous Altamira caves with their ice-age paintings have briefly opened to the public, for the first time in 12 years.
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North Korea test-fires four missiles

Friday 28th of February 2014, 3:20
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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MI5 spy 'controlled UK Nazi group'

Friday 28th of February 2014, 3:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An MI5 agent who pretended to have links to the Gestapo secretly controlled a vast network of Nazi sympathisers, newly-released files reveal.
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US urges Russia restraint on Ukraine

Friday 28th of February 2014, 4:38
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia, United States United States

The US urges all sides to avoid provocations over Ukraine and says it will watch Russia's actions amid heightened tensions.
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Crackdown on fake shares fraudsters

Friday 28th of February 2014, 6:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: More

More than 100 people are arrested in the biggest ever crackdown on fake share deals - so-called "boiler room" fraud - led by City of London Police.
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VIDEO: Turkey PM 'tapped calls fabricated'

Friday 28th of February 2014, 6:05
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's prime minister has accused his enemies in the police of trying to bring him and his AKP government down.
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Students killed in Thai bus crash

Friday 28th of February 2014, 7:35
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A bus crash in eastern Thailand kills at least 15 people, including 13 students, Thai authorities say.
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Attacked HK news editor 'recovering'

Friday 28th of February 2014, 7:39
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A Hong Kong news editor injured in a cleaver attack is improving, officials say, as journalists in the city rally against the violence.
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VIDEO: Obama's plan for 'minority men'

Friday 28th of February 2014, 9:24
related countries: United States United States

President Obama has launched a plan to help young, minority men in the United States because they 'do worse' in society and wants more opportunities for them.
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VIDEO: Nigeria marks its 100th birthday

Friday 28th of February 2014, 9:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Nigeria is marking 100 years since two British territories were merged to form the country.
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Michelle Obama to star in US sitcom

Friday 28th of February 2014, 9:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: Parks

US First Lady Michelle Obama is set to appear in TV comedy Parks and Recreation.
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Migrants storm into Spanish enclave

Friday 28th of February 2014, 11:02
related countries: Morocco Morocco, Spain Spain
related places: Melilla

More than 200 migrants break through a Moroccan border fence into the Spanish enclave of Melilla, one of the biggest incursions in recent years.
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Pietersen exit improves morale - Prior

Friday 28th of February 2014, 11:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wicketkeeper Matt Prior says the England dressing room will be a better place without Kevin Pietersen.
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Cyprus bailout hit as bill fails

Friday 28th of February 2014, 11:06
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

International efforts to bail out Cyprus' debt-laden economy have been thrown into doubt after its parliament rejected a key part of the plan.
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BA owner flies back into profit

Friday 28th of February 2014, 11:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Spain Spain

British Airways owner IAG bounced back into profit in 2013, fuelled by BA and Spanish budget airline Vueling.
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Russia's Navalny under house arrest

Friday 28th of February 2014, 12:16
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is put under house arrest for breaking the terms of an earlier sentence he dismissed as politically motivated.
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Should Italy's Sardinia become Swiss?

Friday 28th of February 2014, 12:17
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, Italy Italy

Thousands join a Facebook group proposing the Italian island of Sardinia becomes part of Switzerland.
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Japan to examine sex slave apology

Friday 28th of February 2014, 12:19
related countries: Japan Japan, China China

Japan will form a team to review the lead-up to a 1993 statement over its wartime use of sex slaves, its says, as an ex-PM urges against such a move.
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Ghana ultimatum for 'missing babies'

Friday 28th of February 2014, 12:25
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Ghana's health minister gives a hospital in the city of Kumasi 14 days to produce the bodies of five babies that were allegedly stillborn.
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The curious case of the falling yuan

Friday 28th of February 2014, 12:45
related countries: China China

The Chinese currency is experiencing its biggest decline since 2005, breaking a long-term rising trend.
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'Russians' occupy Crimea airports

Friday 28th of February 2014, 12:47
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's interior minister accuses Russian forces of an "armed invasion" at an airport in Crimea, as tensions between the neighbours escalate.
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Mata and Torres not in Spain squad

Friday 28th of February 2014, 12:56
related countries: Italy Italy, Spain Spain
related places: Torres

Manchester United's Juan Mata and Chelsea's Fernando Torres are left out of the Spain squad for the Italy friendly.
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World Bank stalls $90m Uganda loan

Friday 28th of February 2014, 13:07
related countries: Uganda Uganda

The World Bank postpones a $90m (£54m) loan to Uganda after President Yoweri Museveni signed a tough and controversial new anti-gay law.
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VIDEO: 'Longest ash contest' at cigar festival

Friday 28th of February 2014, 13:24
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Hundreds of cigar aficionados from around the world take part in an unusual competition in Cuba to see who can create the longest unbroken cone of cigar ash.
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Northern Lights illuminate the UK

Friday 28th of February 2014, 13:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Aurora Borealis, better known as the Northern Lights, gives spectacular displays over parts of the UK, lighting up skies from the north of Scotland to Jersey.
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Vikings show to be screened in cinemas

Friday 28th of February 2014, 14:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A live show giving a guided tour of the British Museum's major Vikings exhibition is to be screened in cinemas, it is announced.
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India's economic growth slows down

Friday 28th of February 2014, 14:12
related countries: India India

India's economic growth rate slowed to 4.7% in the last quarter of 2013, according to latest official figures.
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Russia mulls new land-grab law

Friday 28th of February 2014, 14:32
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia

Russian MPs propose new laws that would make it easier for Russia to incorporate parts of Ukraine and to fast-track Russian citizenship.
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School ban upheld on US flag shirts

Friday 28th of February 2014, 14:58
related countries: Mexico Mexico, United States United States
related places: California

A California high school which banned students from wearing US flag T-shirts on a Mexican holiday did not violate their rights, a court rules.
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Murray joins new international league

Friday 28th of February 2014, 14:59
related countries: India India

Andy Murray has joined other top players in the draft for the International Premier Tennis League taking place in December.
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India detains tycoon Subrata Roy

Friday 28th of February 2014, 15:12
related countries: India India

One of India's most flamboyant tycoons, Subrata Roy, is taken into police custody after surrendering himself for arrest in a fraud case.
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Red Bull improve in Bahrain test

Friday 28th of February 2014, 15:19
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Red Bull finally show some pace as reliability problems hit early favourites Mercedes in the final pre-season test in Bahrain.
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MSF shocked at shutdown in Myanmar

Friday 28th of February 2014, 15:44
related countries: Burma Burma

The aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres says it has been ordered to cease operations in Myanmar, and fears for thousands of people in its care.
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US economic growth rate revised down

Friday 28th of February 2014, 15:45
related countries: United States United States

The US economy grew at a rate of 2.4% from October to December, down from a first estimate of 3.2%, as consumer spending proved weaker than predicted.
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Kennedy scion cleared of drug-drive

Friday 28th of February 2014, 16:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Slain US Senator Robert Kennedy's daughter is acquitted of drug-driving in New York after taking a sleeping pill and swerving her car into a truck.
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Isis 'retreating' in northern Syria

Friday 28th of February 2014, 16:49
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

Reports from northern Syria say the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) is pulling back following an ultimatum from the Nusra Front.
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The Indian headshake decoded

Friday 28th of February 2014, 17:06
related countries: India India

A viral video decodes the Indian headshake
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Sneak Godzilla footage shown in UK

Friday 28th of February 2014, 17:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British director Gareth Edwards unveils the first footage from summer blockbuster Godzilla at a screening in London.
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Turkey frees cabinet ministers' sons

Friday 28th of February 2014, 18:32
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey frees the sons of two ex-ministers pending trial, the latest twist in a major corruption investigation.
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Court orders 'Roma school' closure

Friday 28th of February 2014, 18:38
related countries: Hungary Hungary
related places: Nyiregyhaza

A court in Hungary orders the closure of a primary school in a dispute over Roma segregation.
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Kerry urges Venezuela mediation

Friday 28th of February 2014, 19:02
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

John Kerry says he is trying to form a strategy for mediation in Venezuela, where anti-government protests have left 17 people dead.
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West Indies legends knighted at ODI

Friday 28th of February 2014, 19:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

West Indies legends Richie Richardson, Curtly Ambrose and Andy Roberts are knighted during an ODI with England.
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VIDEO: The factory making 5m World Cup flags

Friday 28th of February 2014, 19:13
related countries: Brazil Brazil, China China

A factory in China's Zhejiang province is working around the clock to produce national flags for football fans ahead of the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil.
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Ukrainian ex-leader vows fightback

Friday 28th of February 2014, 19:29
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia

Ukraine's ex-President Viktor Yanukovych pledges a fightback in his first public appearance since being ousted, amid tensions in Crimea.
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US man found alive in body bag

Friday 28th of February 2014, 19:57
related countries: United States United States

A 78-year-old Mississippi man has been found literally alive and kicking in a body bag at a funeral home after being declared dead, a coroner says.
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Mexican fraud hits Citigroup profit

Friday 28th of February 2014, 20:29
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico

The US bank Citigroup lowers its fourth quarter and full year earnings after discovering fraud in its Mexican subsidiary.
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US trainee nun admits killing baby

Friday 28th of February 2014, 21:03
related countries: United States United States

A trainee Catholic nun pleads guilty to killing her newborn child at a convent in Washington DC in October.
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Mixed drugs overdose killed Hoffman

Friday 28th of February 2014, 21:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hoffman, New York

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of an accidental overdose of a mix of drugs including heroin, cocaine and amphetamine, a post-mortem reveals.
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Man who 'fled' to Spain 'abducted'

Friday 28th of February 2014, 22:07
related countries: Spain Spain

A man who fled to Spain to avoid being sentenced for an attack has been abducted by three men posing as police officers, Merseyside Police believe.
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Half a million in negative equity

Friday 28th of February 2014, 22:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

New figures show nearly half a million UK households are still in negative equity - meaning their homes are worth less than their mortgages.
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Lumb hits ton but England lose ODI

Friday 28th of February 2014, 22:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Michael Lumb scores a ton on his one-day international debut but England lose their opening game against West Indies.
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Russia 'troops aim to provoke Kiev'

Friday 28th of February 2014, 22:47
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia
related places: Kiev

Ukraine's acting president accuses Russia of deploying troops to Crimea and trying to provoke Kiev into "armed conflict".
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Broad blames bowlers for ODI defeat

Friday 28th of February 2014, 23:23
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Captain Stuart Broad says England's bowling in the latter stages of the West Indies innings cost them victory in Antigua.
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VIDEO: Uganda anti-gay law delays loan

Friday 28th of February 2014, 23:23
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Uganda's government says the country should stand up to blackmail, after the World Bank postpones a $90m (£54m) loan over the country's controversial anti-gay law.
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