Quake among New Zealand's worst

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Quake among New Zealand's worst

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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Major New Zealand quake causes 'multiple' deaths

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Major New Zealand quake causes 'multiple' deaths

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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'We are Real Madrid,' boasts bullish Mourinho

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'We are Real Madrid,' boasts bullish Mourinho

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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Montella's Roma reign begins with Bologna trip

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Montella's Roma reign begins with Bologna trip

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.

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Ancelotti backs Chelsea to avoid Danish disaster

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Ancelotti backs Chelsea to avoid Danish disaster

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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Gattuso gets four match ban for headbutt

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Gattuso gets four match ban for headbutt

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.

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Backs to the wall for injury-hit Marseille

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Backs to the wall for injury-hit Marseille

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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16 million poor people granted health insurance cards

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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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Blood donation festival expects to collect 5,000 units

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Blood donation festival expects to collect 5,000 units

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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US delays making final definition of Vietnam catfish

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US delays making final definition of Vietnam catfish

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.

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US firms fined for exporting electronic waste to VN

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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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1 dead, dozens injured in protest in northern Iraq

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1 dead, dozens injured in protest in northern Iraq

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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Delta plane engine fails, forces emergency landing

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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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Unrest spreads to Libyan capital as Arab protests simmer

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Unrest spreads to Libyan capital as Arab protests simmer

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 helps Laos develop agriculture

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Vietnam helps Laos develop agriculture

Vietnam will assist Laos in developing a development strategic plan for its agricultural sector, rural areas and farmers.

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