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B. 02-19 Arrests, tear gas halt cartoon protests Islamabad, Pakistan
C. 02-19 Israel PM rules out Hamas contacts Jerusalem
3. 02-19 India carries out huge bird cull India
E. 02-19 Police find syringes at Olympics Italy
5. 02-19 10 U.S. troops dead in crash East Africa
02-19 Blast traps 66 in mine Mexico
H. 02-19 Aid boost for Philippines rescue Philippines
I. 02-19 Johnson wins Daytona 500 Daytona, Florida
J. 02-19 Abbas warns of financial crisis West Bank

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Feb.19   Pakistan     Arrests, tear gas halt cartoon protests Map of Islamabad Pakistan
  Police arrested 400 including 10 lawmakers and dispersed several hundred demonstrators in Islamabad


  Jerusalem     Israel PM rules out Hamas contacts
  Ehud Olmert's cabinet has approved punitive sanctions on the Palestinian Authority


  India     India carries out huge bird cull  Health officials are engaged in a cull of half a million birds, after finding the country's first cases of the H5N1 strain

  Italy Police find syringes at Olympics  Police found used medical equipmen when they raided Austrian athletes' bases in an anti-doping operation

  East Africa 10 U.S. troops dead in crash  Two CH-53E choppers were carrying 12 crew and troops when they crashed in the Gulf of Aden

Day News


  Mexico   Blast traps 66 in mine
  In a remote, semi-desert region an explosion ripped through a coal mine two miles underground
 8 miners who had been near the mine's exit were rescued and hospitalized. There were 65 miners trapped throughout the mine, near the town of Sabinas. Rescuers had not been able to make contact with the trapped miners. Grupo Mexico owns the mine. Rescue teams were taking turns removing debris that had clogged the steep shaft.


  Philippines   Aid boost for Philippines rescue
  Aid from many countries has been offered for a village Guinsaugon buried under a landslide


  Florida   Johnson wins Daytona 500 Map of Daytona Florida  Jimmie Johnson won a 2-lap shootout to claim his first Daytona 500 victory

  West Bank     Abbas warns of financial crisis  Palestinian leader has said the Palestinian Authority is facing a 'real financial crisis'

  Germany     German alarm over bird flu spread  Chancellor Merkel has termed as serious an outbreak in the north of the country

Evening News


  West Bank     Hamas dismisses Israeli sanctions  Newly named Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniya has dismissed the effect of Israeli financial restrictions

  Philippines   'No sign of life' at buried school  There is no 'sign of life' at the site of a school buried in a landslide under at least 100 feet of mud and rubble

  San Francisco Bay Area Murray claims 1st win at SAP Open  Britain's Andrew Murray battled from a set down to stun Australian Lleyton Hewitt 2-6 6-1 7-6 in the final

  Austria Talks on Kosovo status to begin  Long-awaited talks to decide the final status are due to begin in Vienna

  Nigeria Militants claim oil attack  Militants who have kidnapped 9 foreign workers said they had blown up a military houseboat and a pipeline manifold

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