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12 February 2016

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Greek farmers clash with riot police in pensions protest (28)
Elena Becatoros ATHENS - The Associated Press Greek farmers wielding shepherd's staffs and throwing rocks clashed Friday with riot police in central Athens during a two-day protest against the government's plans to impose new tax hikes and overhaul the pension system. Riot police used tear gas to repel them. Separate clashes broke out on the highways leading into the capital.
Once in a Millennium: Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis Meet in Havana (33)
© YouTube (screenshot) Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis come together for a historic meeting in the Cuban capital, the first time that the leaders of the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches have met in nearly 1,000 years. Both parties have expressed hope that this meeting will help mend the millennium-old schism between the two major Christian churches.
Britain says a missing Hong Kong bookseller was likely abducted to mainland China (27)
Philip Hammond says a missing Hong Kong bookseller was likely abducted to mainland China, calling it a "serious breach" of the treaty under which Beijing took control of the city A protestor holds up a missing person notice for Lee Bo Photo: ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty By Jennifer Pak in Shenzhen 11:44AM GMT 12 Feb 2016 thetelegraphnews Follow @telegraphworld
WHO sees Zika link proven in weeks as US, India lead vaccine race (24)
The World Health Organization (WHO) expects suspected links between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, microcephaly in babies and Guillain-Barre syndrome, to be confirmed within weeks, a top official said on Friday. World Health Organization (WHO) Assistant Director-General Marie-Paule Kieny addresses a news conference on Zika virus in Geneva, Switzerland, February 12, 2016.
Russia waits for an answer to its proposals on Syria ceasefire - Lavrov (39)
MUNICH, February 11./TASS/. Russia has offered its proposals on Syrian ceasefire and expects reaction to them from the International Syria Support Group, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at the start of talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry. "We have put forward our proposals on a ceasefire, which are rather concrete," the top diplomat said.
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