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B. 02-02 S Lanka tells civilians to leave Sri Lanka
2. 02-02 Gaddafi elected as next AU leader Ethiopia
D. 02-02 UK braced for more snow problems England
02-02 Heaviest UK snow in 18 years hits flights Heathrow, London
5. 02-02 Chavez celebrates 10 years in power Venezuela
G. 02-02 Obama predicts more bank failures Washington
H. 02-02 12 zeros removed from currency Zimbabwe
8. 02-02 Protester throws shoe at China's premier Cambridge University, London
J. 02-02 Hostage release stalls Meta, Colombia


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Feb.2   Sri Lanka     S Lanka tells civilians to leave
  International humanitarian aid agencies called for increased access to northern Sri Lanka, where government and Tamil rebels are locked in battle

  Ethiopia     Gaddafi elected as next AU leader  Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has been elected as chairman of the 53-nation African Union by delegates at the AU summit

  England UK braced for more snow problems  Heavy snow has fallen across large parts of the UK, disrupting travel and closing schools

Day News

  London   Heaviest UK snow in 18 years hits flights
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  The snowstorm forced the cancellation of more than 650 flights at the airport and shut down the city's bus network

  Venezuela     Chavez celebrates 10 years in power  Latin American leaders (ALBA) assembled to mark the 10th anniversary of President Chavez's rise to power

  Washington     Obama predicts more bank failures  US President has warned that more US banks are likely to fail, as the full extent of their losses in the economic crisis becomes clear

  Zimbabwe 12 zeros removed from currency  Zimbabwe slashed 12 zeros from its currency as hyperinflation continued to erode its value

  London Protester throws shoe at China's premier  A human rights protester was in police custody after throwing a shoe at Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao during a speech

  Colombia Hostage release stalls  Alan Jara, the governor of Meta state, held by Marxist rebels was not released as hoped but the lead negotiator said she will try again

Evening News

  Iran   Iran makes first satellite launch
  Iran has launched its first domestically made satellite into orbit from a Safir-2 rocket. Iran is subject to UN sanctions
 President Ahmadinejad said that with it Iran had 'officially achieved a presence in space'. A US state department said the launch was of 'great concern' and could lead to ballistic missile development

  Indonesia   200 Myanmar refugees found  Indonesian authorities found some 200 refugees off of the west coast who said they had been drifting in a wooden boat for three weeks

  Sri Lanka Hospital 'attacked again'  The Red Cross says a hospital in territory held by the Tamil Tigers has been shelled again; six people were injured

  China Job losses send 20M migrants home  Job losses triggered by the global financial crisis have driven some 20 million Chinese workers back to their rural homelands

San Francisco Bay Area , February 2, 2009 Timeline