WELLINGTON, Feb 22, 2011 (AFP) - The 6.3 magnitude earthquake which rattled the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Tuesday was among the most serious to hit the earthquake-prone country since records began.
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WELLINGTON, Feb 22, 2011 (AFP) - Rescuers dug frantically for bodies and people trapped after a major 6.3 earthquake caused "multiple" deaths in New Zealand's second city of Christchurch Tuesday, crushing buildings and vehicles.
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LYON, France, Feb 21, 2011 (AFP) - Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho struck a characteristically bullish tone prior to his side's Champions League last 16 first leg match at bogey team Lyon on Tuesday.
Former French football player Zinedine Zidane smiles near Real Madrid's coach Jose Mourinho (L) during a press conference on the eve of UEFA Champions league football match Lyon versus Real Madrid on February 21, 2011 in Lyon. AFP
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AFP file - picture taken on March 7, 2009 at Olympic stadium in Rome shows AS Roma's forward Vincenzo Montella (R) escaping with the ball from Udinese's Brazilian Falipe during their Italian Serie A football match.
ROME, Feb 22, 2011 (AFP) - Roma turned to Vincenzo Montella on Monday in a bid to rescue their unravelling season and he begins his reign with a trip to Bologna on Wednesday.
LONDON, Feb 21, 2011 (AFP) - Carlo Ancelotti has backed his Chelsea flops to keep their season alive with a victory over FC Copenhagen in the Champions League on Tuesday.
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PARIS, Feb 21, 2011 (AFP) - AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso received a four match suspension from UEFA on Monday for headbutting Spurs coach Joe Jordan in last week's Champions League Last 16 first leg clash.
MARSEILLE, France, Feb 22, 2011 (AFP) - Having lost striker Andre-Pierre Gignac to injury, Marseille will place even greater emphasis on defence when they host Manchester United in Wednesday's Champions League last 16 first leg.
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A policy supporting poor people and vulnerable groups in medical check-ups and treatment has seen progresses with some 16 million poor people being provided with health insurance cards so far.
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Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan beat the drum to kick off the annual blood donation programme, or the fourth Red Spring Festival 2011, at the My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi on Feb. 20.
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Vietnam News Agency file photo shows a catfish processing factory in Vietnam
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has said it would collect more opinions until June 24, 2011, before determining which species must undergo the “catfish” inspection programme.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ordered Metro Metals Corp. and Avista Recycling, Inc. to pay a 31,600 USD penalty for their attempt to illegally export computer waste to Vietnam.
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Police and hospital officials in the northern city of Sulaimaniyah say one person has been killed and 47 wounded during overnight protests.
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A Delta plane's engine failed in mid-air over Florida, forcing the flight to make an emergency landing Sunday morning, authorities said.
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Violent unrest against Libya's Muammar Gaddafi spread to the capital Tripoli on Sunday and his son vowed to fight until the "last man standing" after scores of protesters were killed in the east of the country.
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Vietnam will assist Laos in developing a development strategic plan for its agricultural sector, rural areas and farmers.
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