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16/02/2011 (1400 GMT)

55 minutes
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Wednesday 16 February 2011

Interviews, news and analysis of the day's global events.


9 items
  • Libya clashes

    Hundreds of people have clashed with police and government supporters in the Libyan city of Benghazi. Newshour hears from Noman Benotman, a former commander in the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group.

  • Uganda elections

    On Friday, Ugandans will vote in presidential and parliamentary elections. Our East Africa correspondent Will Ross reports from Gulu District.

  • Kenyan spider

    Scientists in Kenya say they've discovered a mosquito-eating spider which could help in the fight against malaria. Newshour speaks to Dr Fiona Cross, one of the scientists who made the discovery.

  • Bahrain protests

    Thousands of protesters have gathered for a second day in Manama, the capital of the Gulf state of Bahrain. Michael Slackman, from the New York Times, is in Manama and spoke to Newshour.

  • Diplomat mistake

    A speech at the United Nations by the Indian minister for External Affairs, SM Krishna, has resulted in calls for his dismissal.

  • Somali pirate

    Somali pirate Abdiwali Abdiqadir Muse will be sentenced today for his involvement in an attack on a US ship. Newshour speaks to Donna Hopkins, the US state department's counter piracy coordinator.

  • Sex offenders

    In the UK, ministers have introduced proposals that will give thousands of convicted sex offenders the chance to have their names removed from a sex offenders list.

  • Egypt police

    Egypt’s unpopular police force has started its own Facebook page to improve its image. Newshour hears from Lieutenant Colonel Yasser from the Egyptian police.

  • Football head-butt

    The captain of the A C Milan football team, Gennaro Gattuso, head-butted the Tottenham Hotspur assistant coach Joe Jordan, at last night's Champions League match.



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