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Building ‘collapses’ in Istanbul

Building ‘collapses’ in Istanbul – Turkish media 12 February 2016 From the section Europe A five-storey building has collapsed in central Istanbul, with fears that people may be trapped inside, Turkish media report. The building is near Istiklal Avenue, a … Continue reading

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Pakistan district bans Valentine’s Day

Pakistan district bans Valentine’s Day celebrations 12 February 2016 From the section Asia Image copyright AFP Image caption Valentine’s Day is popular in much of Pakistan A district in north-western Pakistan has banned Valentine’s Day celebrations. The local government in … Continue reading

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Pakistan foils plot to free Daniel Pearl’s killer

Pakistani intelligence agents arrested 97 insurgents, including three commanders, who planned a prison break aimed at freeing the killer of US journalist Daniel Pearl. Army spokesman Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa said in a conference in Karachi on Friday that … Continue reading

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Facebook loses in French nudity case

Paris court rules against Facebook in French nudity case 12 February 2016 From the section Europe Image copyright EPA Image caption Facebook has its global base in Menlo Park, California The Paris appeal court has upheld a ruling that Facebook … Continue reading

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Nigeria to probe generals over arms fraud

Nigeria to probe generals over arms fraud 12 February 2016 From the section Africa Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many soldiers complain of not having enough equipment to take on Boko Haram militants Twelve senior Nigerian army officers have … Continue reading

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Clooneys in talks with German leader

Migrant crisis: George and Amal Clooney meet Angela Merkel 12 February 2016 From the section Europe Image copyright EPA Image caption The Clooneys met the German chancellor to discuss the migrant crisis Actor George Clooney and his wife Amal, a … Continue reading

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Pakistan ‘foils plot to free Pearl killer’

Pakistan ‘foils plot to free Daniel Pearl’s killer’ 12 February 2016 From the section Asia Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Daniel Pearl was beheaded in Pakistan in 2002 Pakistan’s military says it foiled a plot to free British-born militant … Continue reading

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Oil surges on report OPEC will cooperate to cut output

Oil surged by more than 5 percent in Asia on Friday – a day after tanking towards 13-year lows – following a report suggesting the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries cartel was open to working towards cutting output to stabilise … Continue reading

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Sanders: Blacks lost half of wealth in economic crisis

Bernie Sanders, a Democratic presidential hopeful, has highlighted the need to tackle alleged systematic discrimination that has taken a disproportionate toll on the finances and basic rights of ethnic minority groups during the country’s economic crisis. In a presidential debate … Continue reading

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VIDEO: FBI: Oregon stand-off ends ‘peacefully’

Media playback is unsupported on your device FBI: Oregon stand-off ends ‘peacefully’ 12 February 2016 Last updated at 11:34 GMT A stand-off at a US wildlife sanctuary in the state of Oregon has ended peacefully, the FBI has confirmed. The … Continue reading

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