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B. 02-02 Protests disrupt Thailand election Bangkok
02-07 Sochi 2014: Winter Olympics opens with glittering ceremony Fisht Stadium, Sochi
D. 02-08 Aid convoy fired on in besieged Homs Homs, Syria
E. 02-09 Swiss narrowly back migration curbs Switzerland
5. 02-09 Giraffe killed despite campaign Copenhagen, Denmark
6. 02-11 Algeria plane crash 'kills scores' Oum al-Bouaghi, Algeria
7. 02-12 Storm with 106-mph gusts slams flooded Britain Somerset Levels, England
8. 02-12 Storm bears down on US east coast North Carolina
9. 02-13 Belgian children may be able to choose death Brussels

Summary.     Click for More > Aid convoy fired on in besieged Homs   Swiss narrowly back migration curbs  Swiss voters have narrowly backed a referendum proposal to bring back strict quotas for immigration from European Union countries Giraffe killed despite campaign   A bid to save a young giraffe from destruction at Copenhagen Zoo has failed, and the giraffe was put down on Sunday morning Algeria plane crash 'kills scores' Storm with 106-mph gusts slams flooded Britain   The latest round of bad weather slammed into west coast with torrential rain. Trucks were toppled, trees were felled Storm bears down on US east coast   A winter storm is bearing down on the densely populated US north-east, after causing transport chaos in the South Belgian children may be able to choose death Java volcano sends thousands fleeing U.N.: Kim could be prosecuted for crimes against humanity Italian president asks Renzi to form government Police storm main Kiev protest camp Map of Independence Square Ukraine
Protests disrupt Thailand election Sochi 2014: Winter Olympics opens with glittering ceremony Map of Fisht Stadium Russia
Feb.1  Sumatra  Indonesia volcano erupts again killing at least 14
Feb.2   Bangkok
 Manhattan  Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dies
 Northern Syria  Al Qaeda fighters in Syria kill rival rebel leader
 Micronesia  Mexico Pacific castaway begs to return
 New Jersey  Seahawks win Super Bowl over Broncos
Feb.3  Moscow  Two killed in Moscow school shooting
 European Union  Corruption across EU 'breathtaking'
 Northern Syria  Dozens reportedly die in bomb attacks by Syria regime
Feb.4  Microsoft  Microsoft names Nadella as new boss
 U.S. Congress  'Obamacare' will reduce US workforce
 South Korea  Koreas agree to family reunions
Feb.5  USA  CVS to halt tobacco sales
 Johannesburg  Bodies found in South Africa mine
Feb.6  Sicily  More than 1,100 asylum seekers rescued off Italian coast
 Ukraine  Leaked Ukraine call embarrasses US
Feb.7   Sochi
  Athletes from 87 nations paraded before 40,000 people in the Fisht Stadium before president Vladimir Putin declared the Games open.    The Olympic flame was lit by Russian former triple gold medallists Vladislav Tretiak and Irina Rodnina as fireworks illuminated the...
 Argentina  Bus, truck collide in Argentina, killing 18 people
Feb.8  Spain  Spanish princess quizzed in court
  Syria
Feb.9   Switzerland
  Denmark
Feb.10  Geneva  New round of Syria peace talks begins in Geneva
 Syria  Evacuations resume in Syria's Homs
 Kabul  Alarm as Kabul records polio case
Feb.11   Algeria
 China  China, Taiwan hold historic talks
 Washington  White House welcomes French President Francois Hollande
 Washington  Hollande honoured at US state dinner
Feb.12   England
  North Carolina
 Kabul  Prisoners in US-Afghan row freed
Feb.13  New York  Second wave of huge snow storm hits US north-east
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Feb.14   Indonesia
 Canada  Huge snow storm pushes into Canada
 Bali  1 dead, 6 Japanese divers missing in Indonesia
Feb.15  Beirut  Lebanon gets cabinet after 10 months
 Venezuela  Protests, violence continue in Venezuela
Feb.16  Johannesburg  SA miners freed from collapsed pit
 Sinai  Deadly bombing hits Egypt tour bus
 Tokyo  Japan hit by deadly snowstorms
 Geneva  Co-pilot hijacks plane, flies to Geneva, seeks asylum
Feb.17   UN
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 Bangkok  Thailand police and protesters clash in Bangkok
Feb.18  Kiev  7 people killed in clashes between police and anti-government protesters
  Kiev
  Police are storming the main protest camp in the capital, which has been occupied since November. Explosions are taking place.    Fireworks are being thrown and large fires have broken out. At least 18 people were kill...
 Venezuela  Venezuelan opposition leader in custody Feb.19  European Union  Kiev bloodshed sparks sanctions push  Sochi  Video shows Pussy Riot members 'beaten by Cossacks'  Seychelles  Two US men found dead on 'Captain Phillips' cargo ship   North Korea Two Koreas hold family reunions  Northern Japan  Fukushima leaks radioactive water  Kiev  Kiev truce breaks as EU talks loom Feb.20  Kiev  At least 21 protesters dead in Kiev  Kiev  Ukraine sanctions imposed amid clashes Feb.21   Kiev   Deal signed to end Ukraine crisis   President Viktor Yanukovych, opposition leaders and representatives of the EU signed the deal after a night of difficult negotiations  Tunisia  11 killed as Libyan military plane crashes in Tunisia  Somalia  Somali presidential palace attacked  Kiev  Ukraine protesters stay despite deal Feb.22   Eastern Ukraine Ukraine ex-PM Tymoshenko freed  Vatican  Pope appoints 19 new cardinals   Kiev   Ukraine MPs vote to oust president
  Ukrainian MPs have voted to oust President Yanukovych and hold early presidential elections on 25 May
 The vote came after police stopped guarding presidential buildings, allowing protesters in. Yanukovych said it was a 'coup' and vowed not to stand down. Yulia Tymoshenko was released from detention, hours after MPs authorised the move
  North Mexico Mexico's 'Shorty' Joaquin Guzman arrested   One of the world's most wanted drug barons, known as El Chapo or 'Shorty', has been arrested. He was the leader of the Sinaloa cartel Feb.23  Kiev  Ukraine appoints interim president  Sochi  Canada beat Sweden 3-0 to win Olympic ice hockey gold  Sochi  Olympics closing ceremony is trip through Russian culture  Southern Israel  U.S. inmate killed after shooting guards in Israeli prison  South Korea  S Korea-US military drills begin Feb.24  Kiev  Arrest warrant issued for Yanukovych  Moscow  Russia: Ukraine leaders 'mutineers' Feb.25  Uganda  Uganda tabloid names 'homosexuals'  Kiev  Ukraine leader warns of separatism Feb.26  Crimea  Rival rallies in Ukraine's Crimea  Ukraine  Russia orders surprise military exercises  Kiev  Protesters name new Ukraine cabinet Feb.27   Crimea Russian troops seize govt buildings in Crimea
Map of Simferopol Crimea Ukraine
  Dozens of armed men seized the regional government administration building and parliament and raised the Russian flag.    The seizure, coming a day after Russia ordered surprise military exercises on Ukraine's...
 Crimea  Armed men take airport in Ukraine's Crimea Feb.28  Russia  Viktor Yanukovych: I'm still Ukraine's President  Crimea  Ukraine: We stopped Russian forces



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Indonesia volcano erupts again killing at least 14   A volcano unleashed fresh clouds of searing gas that killed at least 14 people and injured three, a day after villagers returned home Protests disrupt Thailand election Map of Bangkok


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 Munich  Ukraine unrest: EU and US clash with Russia in Munich
 Thailand  Divided Thailand heads to polls


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Feb.2   Bangkok  
  Protests have disrupted general election, halting voting in Bangkok and the south, but officials say that 89% of polling stations operated normally
  Manhattan   Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dies   Oscar-winning American actor has died at his home in New York at the age of 46. Police say he apparently died of a drug overdose   Northern Syria Al Qaeda fighters in Syria kill rival rebel leader   Micronesia Mexico Pacific castaway begs to return   New Jersey   Seahawks win Super Bowl over Broncos   Behind a suffocating defense, Seattle won its first NFL championship by thumping favored Denver 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium  Kiev  President Viktor Yanukovych returns to work  Greece  Strong quake hits western Greek isle of Kefalonia

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Feb.3   Moscow   Two killed in Moscow school shooting   An armed student who entered a school in Moscow and shot dead two adults before taking more than 20 teenagers hostage has been arrested   European Union Corruption across EU 'breathtaking'
 Bangkok  After disrupting election, protesters pledge more demonstrations  Moscow  Stop the ultimatums, Russia tells Ukraine protesters   Northern Syria   Dozens reportedly die in bomb attacks by Syria regime   Dozens of people, including children, have died in bomb attacks by the Syrian regime on the rebel-held city of Aleppo

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Feb.4   Microsoft   Microsoft names Nadella as new boss   Indian-born Satya Nadella is currently Microsoft's head of Cloud and Enterprise. He takes over from Steve Ballmer who announced plans to step...  Sochi  Putin arrives in Sochi ahead of Winter Olympics  Pakistan  Taliban criticise peace talks delay   U.S. Congress 'Obamacare' will reduce US workforce
 Southern China  New strain of 'deadly' bird flu   South Korea   Koreas agree to family reunions  North and South have agreed to hold reunions for families separated after the Korean War, following calls from Pyongyang to improve ties

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Feb.5   USA CVS to halt tobacco sales
 UN  UN panel to Vatican: Kick out those who sexually abuse children  Washington  US warns of Sochi 'toothpaste' bomb   Johannesburg   Bodies found in South Africa mine   Rescue workers at a South African gold mine say they have recovered eight bodies after a fire and rock fall  Sochi  Journalists report hotel horror stories as Russians scramble to finish construction

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Feb.6   Sicily More than 1,100 asylum seekers rescued off Italian coast
  Ukraine     Leaked Ukraine call embarrasses US   An apparently hacked phone conversation during which a senior US diplomat disparages the EU over the Ukraine crisis has been posted online

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Feb.7  Berlin  Merkel condemns US over EU insult   Sochi   Sochi 2014: Winter Olympics opens with glittering ceremony
Map of Fisht Stadium Russia
  Athletes from 87 nations paraded before 40,000 people in the Fisht Stadium before president Vladimir Putin declared the Games open
 The Olympic flame was lit by Russian former triple gold medallists Vladislav Tretiak and Irina Rodnina as fireworks illuminated the sky. At a cost of $50bn, the Games is the most expensive Olympics in history even though Olympic ring doesn't open at the ceremony
 New York  Woody Allen denies abusing his daughter Dylan Farrow  North Caucasus  Beslan school siege: 10 years after   Argentina Bus, truck collide in Argentina, killing 18 people  North Korea  American jailed in North Korea returned to work camp

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Feb.8   Spain Spanish princess quizzed in court
 Sochi  Sochi's 1st gold: Kotsenburg of US wins slopestyle  Southern France  Rock strike kills two on Alps train   Syria   Aid convoy fired on in besieged Homs Map of Homs Syria
  An aid convoy bringing supplies into the besieged district of the central city of Homs became trapped for several hours after coming under fire
 Syria  UN 'undeterred' by Homs aid convoy attack

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Feb.9   Switzerland     Swiss narrowly back migration curbs
  Swiss voters have narrowly backed a referendum proposal to bring back strict quotas for immigration from European Union countries
  Denmark   Giraffe killed despite campaign
Map of Copenhagen Denmark
  A bid to save a young giraffe from destruction at Copenhagen Zoo has failed, and the giraffe was put down on Sunday morning
 Sochi  Russia claimed their first gold medal of Sochi 2014  England  Flood-swollen Thames at record levels

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Feb.10   Geneva     New round of Syria peace talks begins in Geneva  Syria's warring sides began a new round of peace talks, days after a first session managed little beyond a pledge to evacuate civilians from...   Syria Evacuations resume in Syria's Homs
  Kabul   Alarm as Kabul records polio case   An Afghan girl has been diagnosed with polio in Kabul - the capital's first case since the Taliban's fall in 2001  Syria  Syria agrees to extend Homs truce  China  China set for landmark Taiwan talks

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Feb.11   Algeria   Algeria plane crash 'kills scores'
Map of Oum al-Bouaghi Algeria
  An Algerian military transport plane has crashed in mountains in the north-east of the country with 103 passengers and crew on board.    The Hercules C-130 crashed in a mountainous area o...
  China China, Taiwan hold historic talks   Washington White House welcomes French President Francois Hollande  San Francisco Bay Area  Former child star Shirley Temple dies   Washington     Hollande honoured at US state dinner   French President is being honoured at a lavish White House dinner, capping a US visit aimed at renewing the partnership between the allies  North Korea  North and South Korea begin rare high-level talks  Algeria  Algeria mourns dozens killed in military plane crash  El Salvador  Long journey ends at home for man drifting at sea

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Feb.12  Sochi  Dominique Gisin and Tina Maze share women's downhill gold title   England   Storm with 106-mph gusts slams flooded Britain
Map of Somerset Levels United Kingdom
  The latest round of bad weather slammed into west coast with torrential rain. Trucks were toppled, trees were felled
 England had its wettest January since records began in 1766. The resulting floods have drenched the southwestern coast, the low-lying Somerset Levels and the Thames Valley west of London
 Sochi  Russia's Volosozhar, Trankov win pairs gold  Syria  Relief operation continues in Homs   North Carolina   Storm bears down on US east coast
  A winter storm is bearing down on the densely populated US north-east, after causing transport chaos in the South
  Kabul Prisoners in US-Afghan row freed


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Feb.13   New York Second wave of huge snow storm hits US north-east
 Philadelphia  Comcast buys Time Warner Cable   Brussels   Belgian children may be able to choose death Map of Brussels
  The lower house of the Belgian Parliament adopted a bill that extends the right to euthanasia for minors. The law passed 86 to 44 with 12 abstentions
 Indonesia  Thousands told to flee volcano  Denmark  Second Danish zoo may kill a giraffe called Marius

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Feb.14   Indonesia   Java volcano sends thousands fleeing
Map of Mount Kelud Indonesia
  Tens of thousands have fled their homes. 3 people have been killed after their home collapsed from the weight of volcanic ash
 Vatican  Pope Francis gives marriage advice   Canada Huge snow storm pushes into Canada  India  India villagers fearful as man-eating tiger remains on the prowl   Bali   1 dead, 6 Japanese divers missing in Indonesia   Indonesian rescuers recovered the body believed to be of a Japanese diver and searched for six others missing Saturday off the resort island...  Indonesia  Airports reopen after Java volcano eruption

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Feb.15   Beirut Lebanon gets cabinet after 10 months
 Geneva  UN sorry over Syria talks failure  Sochi  USA beat Russia in penalty shoot-out   Venezuela Protests, violence continue in Venezuela  Jakarta  Kerry to urge climate change action

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Feb.16   Johannesburg   SA miners freed from collapsed pit   Illegal gold miners trapped in an abandoned shaft near Johannesburg have begun to emerge, a day after they were caught in a collapse   Sinai Deadly bombing hits Egypt tour bus
  Tokyo Japan hit by deadly snowstorms  Kiev  Ukraine amnesty to come into force   Geneva   Co-pilot hijacks plane, flies to Geneva, seeks asylum  An Ethiopian Airlines plane en route from Addis Ababa to Rome has been forced to land after being hijacked. One hijacker has been arrested  Uganda  Uganda's president to sign anti-gay bill  Venezuela  Venezuela to expel US officials

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Feb.17   UN     U.N.: Kim could be prosecuted for crimes against humanity
  A stunning catalog of torture and the widespread abuse of even the weakest reveal a portrait of a brutal state 'that does not have any parallel'
 South Korea  S Korea building collapse: At least eight dead   Rome   Italian president asks Renzi to form government
  Giorgio Napolitano has asked Matteo Renzi, the mayor of Florence, to form a new government. It follows the resignation on Friday of PM Enrico Letta
 Sochi  U.S. duo Davis and White skate to historic gold   Bangkok   Thailand police and protesters clash in Bangkok   Thai police are confronting protesters at a site in central Bangkok, with at least three police reported injured in clashes  Papua New Guinea  One dead in PNG asylum camp violence

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Feb.18   Kiev 7 people killed in clashes between police and anti-government protesters
 Sochi  Pussy Riot stars detained for hotel theft at Sochi   Kiev     Police storm main Kiev protest camp Map of Independence Square Ukraine
  Police are storming the main protest camp in the capital, which has been occupied since November. Explosions are taking place
 Fireworks are being thrown and large fires have broken out. At least 18 people were killed, including 7policemen. President Yanukovych blamed the violence on opposition leaders
  Venezuela   Venezuelan opposition leader in custody   Protesters were still in the streets after opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez's arrest, demanding better security, an end to scarcities and freedom...  Kiev  Opposition blamed for Kiev clashes

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Feb.19   European Union Kiev bloodshed sparks sanctions push
 Sochi  Russian hockey knocked out of Olympics by Finland   Sochi Video shows Pussy Riot members 'beaten by Cossacks'   Seychelles Two US men found dead on 'Captain Phillips' cargo ship  Kiev  Ukraine president agrees truce  Sochi  Bjoerndalen wins 13th Winter Olympic medal   North Korea   Two Koreas hold family reunions Map of Mount Kumgang North Korea
  More than 100 South Koreans have arrived in North Korea for reunions with their relatives - the first such events since 2010
  Northern Japan     Fukushima leaks radioactive water   Around 100 tonnes of highly radioactive water have leaked from a storage tank at nuclear plant, operator Tokyo Electric (Tepco) says   Kiev Kiev truce breaks as EU talks loom

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Feb.20   Kiev At least 21 protesters dead in Kiev
  Kiev     Ukraine sanctions imposed amid clashes   The EU has agreed to impose sanctions on Ukrainian officials 'responsible for violence and excessive force' after the bloodiest day of clash...  Sochi  Sotnikova makes history for Russia  Sochi  Canada beat USA in overtime thriller  Kiev  Kiev tense after 'bloodiest' clashes

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Feb.21   Kiev     Deal signed to end Ukraine crisis
  President Viktor Yanukovych, opposition leaders and representatives of the EU signed the deal after a night of difficult negotiations
 The agreement gives the government 48 hours to restore an earlier version of the country's constitution limiting the president's powers and also calls for presidential elections 'as soon as the new Constitution is adopted but no later than December 2014'. It calls for protesters to withdraw from streets
  Tunisia     11 killed as Libyan military plane crashes in Tunisia   The plane was carrying five crew members, a doctor, three patients and two others who were accompanying them on the flight   Somalia Somali presidential palace attacked
 Sochi  Sweden tops Finland, into ice hockey final  Sochi  U.S. men's hockey falls to defensive-minded Canada  Tokyo  Anne Frank books vandalised in Japan   Kiev Ukraine protesters stay despite deal

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Feb.22   Eastern Ukraine     Ukraine ex-PM Tymoshenko freed
Map of Kharkiv Ukraine
  The Ukrainian opposition leader and former Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, has been freed from jail
  Vatican Pope appoints 19 new cardinals  Kiev  Ukraine presidential quarters vacant  Sochi  Russia's Wild wins second snowboard gold   Kiev     Ukraine MPs vote to oust president
  Ukrainian MPs have voted to oust President Yanukovych and hold early presidential elections on 25 May
 The vote came after police stopped guarding presidential buildings, allowing protesters in. Yanukovych said it was a 'coup' and vowed not to stand down. Yulia Tymoshenko was released from detention, hours after MPs authorised the move
  North Mexico   Mexico's 'Shorty' Joaquin Guzman arrested
Map of Sinaloa Mexico
  One of the world's most wanted drug barons, known as El Chapo or 'Shorty', has been arrested. He was the leader of the Sinaloa cartel
 Zimbabwe  Zimbabwe's Mugabe celebrates 90 years  Kiev  Crowds hail Ukraine ex-PM Tymoshenko

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Feb.23   Kiev   Ukraine appoints interim president   Oleksandr Turchynov takes charge following the dismissal of President Viktor Yanukovych. MPs they had until Tuesday to form a new unity gove...   Sochi Canada beat Sweden 3-0 to win Olympic ice hockey gold
  Sochi   Olympics closing ceremony is trip through Russian culture   The ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics on Sunday night took viewers through what organizers called an artistic look at Russian culture   Southern Israel U.S. inmate killed after shooting guards in Israeli prison  Kiev  Ukraine to seek European integration   South Korea     S Korea-US military drills begin  Joint military drills have begun, amid rare family reunions between North and South Korean relatives separated for decades  Moscow  Russia recalls ambassador over 'deterioration'

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Feb.24   Kiev Arrest warrant issued for Yanukovych
  Moscow Russia: Ukraine leaders 'mutineers'  Cairo  Report: Egypt's government resigns  India  Leopard sparks panic in Indian town  Kiev  Ukraine to appoint unity government

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Feb.25   Uganda   Uganda tabloid names 'homosexuals'   Red Pepper has named the country's '200 top homosexuals', a day after President Museveni signed into law a bill toughening penalties for gay...   Kiev Ukraine leader warns of separatism
 Turkey  Turkish PM fury at 'fabricated call'  Venezuela  Barricades go up in Venezuela  Ukraine  Ukraine is not caught in East-West battle, says US  Munich  Paper ripped for 'anti-Semitic' caricature of Facebook's Zuckerberg

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Feb.26   Crimea     Rival rallies in Ukraine's Crimea   Pro-Russian demonstrators facing off against rival protesters in the city of Simferopol and neighboring Russia ordering surprise military ex...   Ukraine     Russia orders surprise military exercises   Russia ordered exercises on Ukraine's doorstep as tensions in that country's southern Crimea region simmered   Kiev Protesters name new Ukraine cabinet
 Arizona  Arizona governor vetoes 'anti-gay' bill  Kiev  Ukraine leaders warn of tough steps  Australia  Qantas Airways to cut 5,000 jobs

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Feb.27   Crimea     Russian troops seize govt buildings in Crimea
Map of Simferopol Crimea Ukraine
  Dozens of armed men seized the regional government administration building and parliament and raised the Russian flag
 The seizure, coming a day after Russia ordered surprise military exercises on Ukraine's doorstep, has raised fears about the push and pull of opposing allegiances in a country
 Kiev  Ukraine warns of Russia 'aggression'  Northern Syria  Syria Christians get jihadist rules   Crimea     Armed men take airport in Ukraine's Crimea   Dozens of armed men in military uniforms seized an airport in the capital of Ukraine's strategic Crimea region early Friday  Thailand  13 students, 2 teachers killed in Thai bus crash

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Feb.28   Russia     Viktor Yanukovych: I'm still Ukraine's President   Ousted President gave a defiant performance, as he insisted that he remained the country's legitimate elected leader and was not giving up y...  Washington  US economic growth rate revised down   Crimea Ukraine: We stopped Russian forces
 Washington  Obama warns Russia over Ukraine


Al Qaeda fighters in Syria kill rival rebel leader Dozens reportedly die in bomb attacks by Syria regime   Dozens of people, including children, have died in bomb attacks by the Syrian regime on the rebel-held city of Aleppo Aid convoy fired on in besieged Homs Map of Homs Syria




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Feb.8   Syria
  An aid convoy bringing supplies into the besieged district of the central city of Homs became trapped for several hours after coming under fire
Feb.10   Syria Evacuations resume in Syria's Homs Feb.10  Syria  Syria agrees to extend Homs truce Feb.11   Algeria Algeria plane crash 'kills scores' Map of Oum al-Bouaghi Algeria
  An Algerian military transport plane has crashed in mountains in the north-east of the country with 103 passengers and crew on board.    The Hercules C-130 crashed in a mountainous area o...
Feb.11  North Korea  North and South Korea begin rare high-level talks Feb.11  Algeria  Algeria mourns dozens killed in military plane crash Feb.12  Syria  Relief operation continues in Homs Feb.15  Geneva  UN sorry over Syria talks failure Feb.21   Tunisia   11 killed as Libyan military plane crashes in Tunisia   The plane was carrying five crew members, a doctor, three patients and two others who were accompanying them on the flight Feb.21   Somalia Somali presidential palace attacked Feb.23   South Korea   S Korea-US military drills begin  Joint military drills have begun, amid rare family reunions between North and South Korean relatives separated for decades Feb.26   Ukraine   Russia orders surprise military exercises   Russia ordered exercises on Ukraine's doorstep as tensions in that country's southern Crimea region simmered Feb.27   Crimea   Russian troops seize govt buildings in Crimea Map of Simferopol Crimea Ukraine
  Dozens of armed men seized the regional government administration building and parliament and raised the Russian flag
 The seizure, coming a day after Russia ordered surprise military exercises on Ukraine's doorstep, has raised fears about the push and pull of opposing allegiances in a country
Feb.27  Northern Syria  Syria Christians get jihadist rules Feb.27   Crimea   Armed men take airport in Ukraine's Crimea   Dozens of armed men in military uniforms seized an airport in the capital of Ukraine's strategic Crimea region early Friday Feb.28   Crimea Ukraine: We stopped Russian forces



World, February 2014 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2014 Feb.1   Sumatra Indonesia volcano erupts again killing at least 14   A volcano unleashed fresh clouds of searing gas that killed at least 14 people and injured three, a day after villagers returned home Feb.2   Micronesia Mexico Pacific castaway begs to return
Feb.2  Greece  Strong quake hits western Greek isle of Kefalonia Feb.4  Southern China  New strain of 'deadly' bird flu Feb.5   Johannesburg Bodies found in South Africa mine   Rescue workers at a South African gold mine say they have recovered eight bodies after a fire and rock fall Feb.6   Sicily More than 1,100 asylum seekers rescued off Italian coast Feb.7   Argentina Bus, truck collide in Argentina, killing 18 people Feb.8  Southern France  Rock strike kills two on Alps train Feb.9   Denmark Giraffe killed despite campaign
Map of Copenhagen Denmark
  A bid to save a young giraffe from destruction at Copenhagen Zoo has failed, and the giraffe was put down on Sunday morning
Feb.9  England  Flood-swollen Thames at record levels Feb.10   Kabul Alarm as Kabul records polio case   An Afghan girl has been diagnosed with polio in Kabul - the capital's first case since the Taliban's fall in 2001 Feb.11   Algeria Algeria plane crash 'kills scores' Map of Oum al-Bouaghi Algeria
  An Algerian military transport plane has crashed in mountains in the north-east of the country with 103 passengers and crew on board.    The Hercules C-130 crashed in a mountainous area o...
Feb.11  Algeria  Algeria mourns dozens killed in military plane crash Feb.11  El Salvador  Long journey ends at home for man drifting at sea Feb.12   England Storm with 106-mph gusts slams flooded Britain
Map of Somerset Levels United Kingdom
  The latest round of bad weather slammed into west coast with torrential rain. Trucks were toppled, trees were felled
 England had its wettest January since records began in 1766. The resulting floods have drenched the southwestern coast, the low-lying Somerset Levels and the Thames Valley west of London
Feb.12   North Carolina Storm bears down on US east coast
  A winter storm is bearing down on the densely populated US north-east, after causing transport chaos in the South
Feb.13   New York Second wave of huge snow storm hits US north-east
Feb.13   Brussels Belgian children may be able to choose death Map of Brussels
  The lower house of the Belgian Parliament adopted a bill that extends the right to euthanasia for minors. The law passed 86 to 44 with 12 abstentions
Feb.13  Indonesia  Thousands told to flee volcano Feb.13  Denmark  Second Danish zoo may kill a giraffe called Marius Feb.14   Indonesia Java volcano sends thousands fleeing Map of Mount Kelud Indonesia
  Tens of thousands have fled their homes. 3 people have been killed after their home collapsed from the weight of volcanic ash
Feb.14   Canada Huge snow storm pushes into Canada Feb.14  India  India villagers fearful as man-eating tiger remains on the prowl Feb.14   Bali 1 dead, 6 Japanese divers missing in Indonesia   Indonesian rescuers recovered the body believed to be of a Japanese diver and searched for six others missing Saturday off the resort island... Feb.14  Indonesia  Airports reopen after Java volcano eruption Feb.16   Johannesburg SA miners freed from collapsed pit   Illegal gold miners trapped in an abandoned shaft near Johannesburg have begun to emerge, a day after they were caught in a collapse Feb.16   Tokyo Japan hit by deadly snowstorms Feb.17  South Korea  S Korea building collapse: At least eight dead Feb.19   Seychelles Two US men found dead on 'Captain Phillips' cargo ship Feb.19   Northern Japan   Fukushima leaks radioactive water   Around 100 tonnes of highly radioactive water have leaked from a storage tank at nuclear plant, operator Tokyo Electric (Tepco) says Feb.21   Tunisia   11 killed as Libyan military plane crashes in Tunisia   The plane was carrying five crew members, a doctor, three patients and two others who were accompanying them on the flight Feb.24  India  Leopard sparks panic in Indian town Feb.27  Thailand  13 students, 2 teachers killed in Thai bus crash



World, February 2014 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2014 Feb.2   New Jersey Seahawks win Super Bowl over Broncos   Behind a suffocating defense, Seattle won its first NFL championship by thumping favored Denver 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium Feb.4  Sochi  Putin arrives in Sochi ahead of Winter Olympics Feb.5  Sochi  Journalists report hotel horror stories as Russians scramble to finish construction Feb.7   Sochi Sochi 2014: Winter Olympics opens with glittering ceremony
Map of Fisht Stadium Russia
  Athletes from 87 nations paraded before 40,000 people in the Fisht Stadium before president Vladimir Putin declared the Games open
 The Olympic flame was lit by Russian former triple gold medallists Vladislav Tretiak and Irina Rodnina as fireworks illuminated the sky. At a cost of $50bn, the Games is the most expensive Olympics in history even though Olympic ring doesn't open at the ceremony
Feb.8  Sochi  Sochi's 1st gold: Kotsenburg of US wins slopestyle Feb.9  Sochi  Russia claimed their first gold medal of Sochi 2014 Feb.12  Sochi  Dominique Gisin and Tina Maze share women's downhill gold title Feb.12  Sochi  Russia's Volosozhar, Trankov win pairs gold Feb.15  Sochi  USA beat Russia in penalty shoot-out Feb.17  Sochi  U.S. duo Davis and White skate to historic gold Feb.19  Sochi  Russian hockey knocked out of Olympics by Finland Feb.19  Sochi  Bjoerndalen wins 13th Winter Olympic medal Feb.20  Sochi  Sotnikova makes history for Russia Feb.20  Sochi  Canada beat USA in overtime thriller Feb.21  Sochi  Sweden tops Finland, into ice hockey final Feb.21  Sochi  U.S. men's hockey falls to defensive-minded Canada Feb.22  Sochi  Russia's Wild wins second snowboard gold Feb.23   Sochi Canada beat Sweden 3-0 to win Olympic ice hockey gold Feb.23   Sochi Olympics closing ceremony is trip through Russian culture   The ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics on Sunday night took viewers through what organizers called an artistic look at Russian culture



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2014 Feb.2   Manhattan Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dies   Oscar-winning American actor has died at his home in New York at the age of 46. Police say he apparently died of a drug overdose Feb.4   Microsoft Microsoft names Nadella as new boss   Indian-born Satya Nadella is currently Microsoft's head of Cloud and Enterprise. He takes over from Steve Ballmer who announced plans to step... Feb.4   U.S. Congress 'Obamacare' will reduce US workforce
Feb.5   USA CVS to halt tobacco sales Feb.5  Sochi  Journalists report hotel horror stories as Russians scramble to finish construction Feb.7  New York  Woody Allen denies abusing his daughter Dylan Farrow Feb.11  San Francisco Bay Area  Former child star Shirley Temple dies Feb.13  Philadelphia  Comcast buys Time Warner Cable Feb.14  Indonesia  Airports reopen after Java volcano eruption Feb.16   Sinai Deadly bombing hits Egypt tour bus Feb.23   Sochi Olympics closing ceremony is trip through Russian culture   The ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics on Sunday night took viewers through what organizers called an artistic look at Russian culture Feb.26  Kiev  Ukraine leaders warn of tough steps Feb.26  Australia  Qantas Airways to cut 5,000 jobs Feb.28  Washington  US economic growth rate revised down



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2014 Feb.2   Northern Syria Al Qaeda fighters in Syria kill rival rebel leader
Feb.3   Moscow Two killed in Moscow school shooting   An armed student who entered a school in Moscow and shot dead two adults before taking more than 20 teenagers hostage has been arrested Feb.3   European Union Corruption across EU 'breathtaking' Feb.5  UN  UN panel to Vatican: Kick out those who sexually abuse children Feb.5  Washington  US warns of Sochi 'toothpaste' bomb Feb.7  New York  Woody Allen denies abusing his daughter Dylan Farrow Feb.7  North Caucasus  Beslan school siege: 10 years after Feb.7  North Korea  American jailed in North Korea returned to work camp Feb.8   Spain Spanish princess quizzed in court Feb.8   Syria Aid convoy fired on in besieged Homs Map of Homs Syria
  An aid convoy bringing supplies into the besieged district of the central city of Homs became trapped for several hours after coming under fire
Feb.8  Syria  UN 'undeterred' by Homs aid convoy attack Feb.12   Kabul Prisoners in US-Afghan row freed Feb.16   Sinai Deadly bombing hits Egypt tour bus Feb.16   Geneva Co-pilot hijacks plane, flies to Geneva, seeks asylum  An Ethiopian Airlines plane en route from Addis Ababa to Rome has been forced to land after being hijacked. One hijacker has been arrested Feb.17  Papua New Guinea  One dead in PNG asylum camp violence Feb.18  Sochi  Pussy Riot stars detained for hotel theft at Sochi Feb.19   Sochi Video shows Pussy Riot members 'beaten by Cossacks' Feb.21   Somalia Somali presidential palace attacked Feb.21  Tokyo  Anne Frank books vandalised in Japan Feb.22   Eastern Ukraine   Ukraine ex-PM Tymoshenko freed Map of Kharkiv Ukraine
  The Ukrainian opposition leader and former Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, has been freed from jail
Feb.22   North Mexico Mexico's 'Shorty' Joaquin Guzman arrested Map of Sinaloa Mexico
  One of the world's most wanted drug barons, known as El Chapo or 'Shorty', has been arrested. He was the leader of the Sinaloa cartel
Feb.23   Southern Israel U.S. inmate killed after shooting guards in Israeli prison Feb.27  Northern Syria  Syria Christians get jihadist rules



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2014 Feb.1  Munich  Ukraine unrest: EU and US clash with Russia in Munich Feb.1  Thailand  Divided Thailand heads to polls Feb.2   Bangkok Protests disrupt Thailand election
Map of Bangkok
  Protests have disrupted general election, halting voting in Bangkok and the south, but officials say that 89% of polling stations operated normally
Feb.2  Kiev  President Viktor Yanukovych returns to work Feb.3  Bangkok  After disrupting election, protesters pledge more demonstrations Feb.3  Moscow  Stop the ultimatums, Russia tells Ukraine protesters Feb.4  Sochi  Putin arrives in Sochi ahead of Winter Olympics Feb.4  Pakistan  Taliban criticise peace talks delay Feb.4   U.S. Congress 'Obamacare' will reduce US workforce Feb.4   South Korea Koreas agree to family reunions  North and South have agreed to hold reunions for families separated after the Korean War, following calls from Pyongyang to improve ties Feb.5  UN  UN panel to Vatican: Kick out those who sexually abuse children Feb.6   Ukraine   Leaked Ukraine call embarrasses US   An apparently hacked phone conversation during which a senior US diplomat disparages the EU over the Ukraine crisis has been posted online Feb.7  Berlin  Merkel condemns US over EU insult Feb.7  North Caucasus  Beslan school siege: 10 years after Feb.7  North Korea  American jailed in North Korea returned to work camp Feb.8   Spain Spanish princess quizzed in court Feb.8   Syria Aid convoy fired on in besieged Homs Map of Homs Syria
  An aid convoy bringing supplies into the besieged district of the central city of Homs became trapped for several hours after coming under fire
Feb.8  Syria  UN 'undeterred' by Homs aid convoy attack Feb.9   Switzerland   Swiss narrowly back migration curbs
  Swiss voters have narrowly backed a referendum proposal to bring back strict quotas for immigration from European Union countries
Feb.10   Geneva   New round of Syria peace talks begins in Geneva  Syria's warring sides began a new round of peace talks, days after a first session managed little beyond a pledge to evacuate civilians from... Feb.10  China  China set for landmark Taiwan talks Feb.11   China China, Taiwan hold historic talks
Feb.11   Washington White House welcomes French President Francois Hollande Feb.11   Washington   Hollande honoured at US state dinner   French President is being honoured at a lavish White House dinner, capping a US visit aimed at renewing the partnership between the allies Feb.11  North Korea  North and South Korea begin rare high-level talks Feb.12  Syria  Relief operation continues in Homs Feb.13   Brussels Belgian children may be able to choose death Map of Brussels
  The lower house of the Belgian Parliament adopted a bill that extends the right to euthanasia for minors. The law passed 86 to 44 with 12 abstentions
Feb.14  Vatican  Pope Francis gives marriage advice Feb.15   Beirut Lebanon gets cabinet after 10 months Feb.15  Geneva  UN sorry over Syria talks failure Feb.15   Venezuela Protests, violence continue in Venezuela Feb.15  Jakarta  Kerry to urge climate change action Feb.16  Kiev  Ukraine amnesty to come into force Feb.16  Uganda  Uganda's president to sign anti-gay bill Feb.16  Venezuela  Venezuela to expel US officials Feb.17   UN   U.N.: Kim could be prosecuted for crimes against humanity
  A stunning catalog of torture and the widespread abuse of even the weakest reveal a portrait of a brutal state 'that does not have any parallel'
Feb.17   Rome Italian president asks Renzi to form government
  Giorgio Napolitano has asked Matteo Renzi, the mayor of Florence, to form a new government. It follows the resignation on Friday of PM Enrico Letta
Feb.17   Bangkok Thailand police and protesters clash in Bangkok   Thai police are confronting protesters at a site in central Bangkok, with at least three police reported injured in clashes Feb.17  Papua New Guinea  One dead in PNG asylum camp violence Feb.18   Kiev 7 people killed in clashes between police and anti-government protesters
Feb.18  Sochi  Pussy Riot stars detained for hotel theft at Sochi Feb.18   Kiev   Police storm main Kiev protest camp Map of Independence Square Ukraine
  Police are storming the main protest camp in the capital, which has been occupied since November. Explosions are taking place
 Fireworks are being thrown and large fires have broken out. At least 18 people were killed, including 7policemen. President Yanukovych blamed the violence on opposition leaders
Feb.18   Venezuela Venezuelan opposition leader in custody   Protesters were still in the streets after opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez's arrest, demanding better security, an end to scarcities and freedom... Feb.18  Kiev  Opposition blamed for Kiev clashes Feb.19   European Union Kiev bloodshed sparks sanctions push Feb.19   Sochi Video shows Pussy Riot members 'beaten by Cossacks' Feb.19  Kiev  Ukraine president agrees truce Feb.19   North Korea Two Koreas hold family reunions Map of Mount Kumgang North Korea
  More than 100 South Koreans have arrived in North Korea for reunions with their relatives - the first such events since 2010
Feb.19   Kiev Kiev truce breaks as EU talks loom Feb.20   Kiev At least 21 protesters dead in Kiev Feb.20   Kiev   Ukraine sanctions imposed amid clashes   The EU has agreed to impose sanctions on Ukrainian officials 'responsible for violence and excessive force' after the bloodiest day of clash... Feb.20  Kiev  Kiev tense after 'bloodiest' clashes Feb.21   Kiev   Deal signed to end Ukraine crisis
  President Viktor Yanukovych, opposition leaders and representatives of the EU signed the deal after a night of difficult negotiations
 The agreement gives the government 48 hours to restore an earlier version of the country's constitution limiting the president's powers and also calls for presidential elections 'as soon as the new Constitution is adopted but no later than December 2014'. It calls for protesters to withdraw from streets
Feb.21   Kiev Ukraine protesters stay despite deal
Feb.22   Eastern Ukraine   Ukraine ex-PM Tymoshenko freed Map of Kharkiv Ukraine
  The Ukrainian opposition leader and former Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, has been freed from jail
Feb.22   Vatican Pope appoints 19 new cardinals Feb.22  Kiev  Ukraine presidential quarters vacant Feb.22   Kiev   Ukraine MPs vote to oust president
  Ukrainian MPs have voted to oust President Yanukovych and hold early presidential elections on 25 May
 The vote came after police stopped guarding presidential buildings, allowing protesters in. Yanukovych said it was a 'coup' and vowed not to stand down. Yulia Tymoshenko was released from detention, hours after MPs authorised the move
Feb.22  Zimbabwe  Zimbabwe's Mugabe celebrates 90 years Feb.22  Kiev  Crowds hail Ukraine ex-PM Tymoshenko Feb.23   Kiev Ukraine appoints interim president   Oleksandr Turchynov takes charge following the dismissal of President Viktor Yanukovych. MPs they had until Tuesday to form a new unity gove... Feb.23  Kiev  Ukraine to seek European integration Feb.23  Moscow  Russia recalls ambassador over 'deterioration' Feb.24   Kiev Arrest warrant issued for Yanukovych
Feb.24   Moscow Russia: Ukraine leaders 'mutineers' Feb.24  Cairo  Report: Egypt's government resigns Feb.24  Kiev  Ukraine to appoint unity government Feb.25   Uganda Uganda tabloid names 'homosexuals'   Red Pepper has named the country's '200 top homosexuals', a day after President Museveni signed into law a bill toughening penalties for gay... Feb.25   Kiev Ukraine leader warns of separatism Feb.25  Turkey  Turkish PM fury at 'fabricated call' Feb.25  Venezuela  Barricades go up in Venezuela Feb.25  Ukraine  Ukraine is not caught in East-West battle, says US Feb.25  Munich  Paper ripped for 'anti-Semitic' caricature of Facebook's Zuckerberg Feb.26   Crimea   Rival rallies in Ukraine's Crimea   Pro-Russian demonstrators facing off against rival protesters in the city of Simferopol and neighboring Russia ordering surprise military ex... Feb.26   Kiev Protesters name new Ukraine cabinet Feb.26  Arizona  Arizona governor vetoes 'anti-gay' bill Feb.26  Kiev  Ukraine leaders warn of tough steps Feb.27  Kiev  Ukraine warns of Russia 'aggression' Feb.27  Northern Syria  Syria Christians get jihadist rules Feb.28   Russia   Viktor Yanukovych: I'm still Ukraine's President   Ousted President gave a defiant performance, as he insisted that he remained the country's legitimate elected leader and was not giving up y... Feb.28  Washington  Obama warns Russia over Ukraine