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02-27 Outcry in SA over 'racist' video South Africa
C. 02-27 EU fines Microsoft record $1.4bn European Union
3. 02-27 Rice tries to soothe Japan on rape case Japan
E. 02-27 PM Brown: Hostage video deplorable London
F. 02-27 Dollar hits record low against euro European Union
6. 02-27 Majority of Israelis back talks with Hamas Israel
H. 02-27 Hostage mission begins Colombia
8. 02-27 Thaksin taken into police custody Thailand
J. 02-27 Airstrike hits Gaza ministry building Gaza

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Feb.27   South Africa   Outcry in SA over 'racist' video
  Several white students face criminal charges after allegedly forcing black campus employees to eat food that had been urinated on
 White students were seen in a video mocking black housekeepers and serving them stew seemingly laced with urine


  European Union   EU fines Microsoft record $1.4bn
  The European Commission has fined US computer giant for defying sanctions imposed on it for anti-competitive behaviour


  Japan     Rice tries to soothe Japan on rape case  U.S. Secretary of State arrived in Japan on a mission to smooth tensions created by rape allegations against two U.S. service members

  London PM Brown: Hostage video deplorable  British Prime Minister consulted with his Iraqi counterpart, following the release of a video showing a British national who was kidnapped

  European Union Dollar hits record low against euro  The dollar sank to new lows in Europe following reports on the U.S. economy and expectations that the Fed will continue slashing interest rates

  Israel Majority of Israelis back talks with Hamas  Poll: A majority of Israelis think their government should hold talks for a cease-fire in Gaza and the release of a captured soldier

  Colombia Hostage mission begins  2 Venezuelan helicopters have arrived for a mission to collect four hostages whom left-wing Farc rebels have promised to free

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  Thailand     Thaksin taken into police custody
  Former 58-year-old prime minister was taken into police custody after arriving on Thai soil and ending 17 months of exile to face corruption charges
 He said he would beat what he called politically motivated corruption charges from the years he was in power


  Gaza   Airstrike hits Gaza ministry building  At least 3 Israeli missiles hit the Palestinian Interior Ministry in Gaza, hours after militants fired more than 40 Qassam rockets into southern Israel

  Venezuela 4 hostages released by FARC  4 former Colombian lawmakers arrived in Venezuela after being released by the guerilla group that had held them captive for nearly 6 years

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