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News Headlines of February 14

Colombia’s FARC rebels release fourth hostage: Red Cross

By John Vizcaino IBAGUE, Colombia (Reuters) – Colombia’s FARC rebels released another hostage, bringing the total to four in the past week, but the additional handover of two kidnapped military officers was suspended, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Sunday.

Mexico gripped by violence: Two women and six men killed in drive-by shooting

A gunman opened fire on two women and seven men, killing all but one, in a drive-by shooting on the outskirts of Mexico City early this morning. The deaths are the latest in a terrifying surge of drug-related violence which has claimed the lives of almost 40 people across Mexico this weekend.

Young Protesters Revolt in Yemeni Capital

SANA, Yemen — Young protesters in Yemen squared off against security forces on Sunday, and some marched on the presidential palace in Sana, witnesses said, as a third day of demonstrations sought to emulate the revolution in Egypt.

Italian women rally against PM Silvio Berlusconi

TENS of thousands of women have taken to the streets of Italian cities in protest against scandal-hit Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, as a key rival launched a scathing attack on the embattled leader.

Egypt’s military rulers dissolve parliament

The Egyptian army has tightened its grip over the country by suspending the constitution, dissolving parliament, and calling for elections within six months, key demands of the protest movement that ousted President Hosni Mubarak.

Egypt uprising could spark people’s movement in Afghanistan

“When once a nation begins to think, it is impossible to stop it,” Voltaire prophetically scribed more than a decade before the 1789 Storming of the Bastille. Not unlike French revolutionaries over 200 years ago, the people of Egypt have awoken after years of demoralization, making one wonder if and when a similar epic rousing shall be seen

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