News Headlines - 17 February 2013

G20 finance ministers agree to avoid currency war: Voice of Russia

Finance ministers and central bankers from the G20 group of the world’s leading industrial and developing countries held a meeting in Moscow on Saturday. The sides agreed to avoid currency wars and strengthen cooperation to boost global economic growth.

Briton 'kidnapped in Nigeria attack' - Telegraph

Police in northern Nigeria say gunmen have kidnapped seven foreign workers, including a Briton, from a construction company, according to reports.

'Sporadic meteor': Fireball reported across California sky - The Independent

Hours after a meteor exploded over Russia and injured more than 1,000 people and an asteroid passed relatively close to Earth, people in California reported seeing an unusual flash of light over the San Francisco Bay area that left many startled and thrilled.

BBC News - Pope Benedict blessing: Tens of thousands hear prayer

Tens of thousands of pilgrims have attended St Peter's Square in Rome for one of the final public appearances of Pope Benedict XVI. He is stepping down on 28 February.

Oscar Pistorius case: bloodied cricket bat is key evidence, paper claims | guardian.co.uk

South Africa's well-respected City Press newspaper reported that a bloodied cricket bat found at Pistorius's home was the central piece of evidence against him. Citing sources close to the investigation, the paper said Steenkamp's skull was crushed and police requested that Pistorius undergo drug tests.








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