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09 Feb

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Fresh debate over US mission in Afghanistan

Members of congress pick up insights of soldier who says Pentagon is painting a misleading picture of progress.


Deadly assault continues on Syria’s Homs

 Activists say scores more killed as government forces shell neighbourhoods in central city for a sixth day.
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2012 14:19 GMT

Middle East

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Unprecedented cold paralyses life in Europe

Cold snap hits normal life as 2,860km-long Danube river is wholly or partially frozen.
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2012 17:03 GMT

Europe

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Spanish court convicts judge Baltasar Garzon

Judge found guilty of ordering illegal recordings in corruption case and suspended from bench for 11 years.
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2012 17:20 GMT
He was being prosecuted for ordering the investigation in 2008 into the disappearance of 114,000 people during Spain’s 1936 to 1939 civil war and General Francisco Franco’s subsequent dictatorship.

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US drone in Pakistan kills ‘al-Qaeda ally’

Second strike in two days kills Badar Mansoor, leader of Pakistani Taliban faction, and four others, officials say.

“He was living in a small rented house with his wife and children in Miranshah. He, his wife and two other members of his

family died on the spot,” a Pakistani Taliban commander told Reuters. He declined to be identified.

Muslim ‘terror threat’ belied by numbers

 Jim Lobe09 Feb 2012 14:12 GMT
 In recent years, the threat of terrorism by Muslim Americans has been exaggerated by US officials, a new study shows.

Gorbachev: Putin has exhausted himself as Russian leader

9 Feb 2012: Former Soviet leader warns of more protests if the Russian prime minister does not ‘change the way things are’

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