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02-15 Taleban announces Swat ceasefire Swat valley, NW Pakistan
C. 02-15 New minister accused of terrorism Zimbabwe
D. 02-15 Murray defeats injury-hit Nadal in final Rotterdam, Netherlands
4. 02-15 Israel denies reports of Hamas talks Jerusalem
5. 02-15 US army 'wants more immigrants' Washington
G. 02-15 Volcano eruption sparks alert Colombia
H. 02-15 Japan's economy in quarterly dive Japan
I. 02-15 Kenseth win rain-shortened Daytona 500 DAYTONA BEACH, Florida
9. 02-15 Venezuela awaiting poll outcome Venezuela


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Feb.15   NW Pakistan     Taleban announces Swat ceasefire Map of Swat valley Pakistan
  After local officials signed a deal, Taliban fighters in north-west Pakistan's restive Swat valley have announced a 10-day ceasefire

  Zimbabwe   New minister accused of terrorism  Roy Bennett, the former opposition activist has been charged with conspiracy to commit banditry, sabotage and terrorism

  Netherlands Murray defeats injury-hit Nadal in final  Andy Murray collected his 10th career title after defeating world #1 Rafael Nadal, 6-3 4-6 6-0 in the final of the ABN AMRO tournament

  Jerusalem Israel denies reports of Hamas talks  Olmert denied media reports that it is negotiating with the militant group Hamas, which controls Gaza, but said there will be Israeli 'consultations

  Washington US army 'wants more immigrants'  The army is to accept immigrants with temporary US visas, for the first time since the Vietnam war

  Colombia Volcano eruption sparks alert  A volcano near border with Ecuador erupted, leading the government to issue a 'red alert' for the region

Day News

  Japan   Japan's economy in quarterly dive
  Japan's economy contracted by 3.3% in the last quarter in 2008 - its worst showing since the oil crisis of the 1970s, official figures show

  Florida   Kenseth win rain-shortened Daytona 500 Map of DAYTONA BEACH Florida  The 2003 NASCAR Cup champion Matt Kenseth won the Daytona 500 for the first time in his career

  Venezuela   Venezuela awaiting poll outcome  Polls have closed in a referendum on removing limits on how often politicians, including President Hugo Chavez, can run for office

  New York Crash plane 'dropped in seconds'  A plane that crashed onto a house killing 50 people dropped by 800 feet, from 1,800ft to 1,000ft , in five seconds

Evening News

  Venezuela     Chavez declares victory in referendum
  Venezuelan President declared victory in a constitutional referendum that will allow him to run for a third six-year term in 2012
 The National Election Commission: about 54.4% of the voters supported the referendum and 45.6% were opposed. Chavez has said he needs to stay in office beyond the end of his 2nd term in 2012 so he can secure what he calls Venezuela's socialist revolution

  Kabul Afgha-n to help review U.S. war on terror  President Hamid Karzai said that his country would join the strategic review of the U.S.-led war on terrorism

  UN Sex trade top U.N. human trafficking list  U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime: Sexual exploitation and forced labor are the most common forms of human trafficking in the world

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