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RFE/RL Video Roundup - Feb. 10i
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February 10, 2014
A suicide car-bomb attack killed two NATO contractors in Kabul, Tajik and Kyrgyz guards start joint border patrols, and pop star Ruslana plays piano for demonstrators and security forces in Ukraine in this roundup of news from countries covered by RFE/RL.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - Feb. 10

RFE/RL in the Media 

Yahoo News Canada uses report by Claire Bigg and Dmitry Volchek about saving Sochi's dogs
Yahoo News Romania cites RFE/RL report about the payouts for Olympic gold-medal winners (Romanian) 
 
Russia
# Now Rodnina, who lit the flame, says her account was hacked five months ago 
# "Putin Playing His Own Long Game At Sochi" Dmitri Trenin, Carnegie 
# Russia LGBT Sports Federation to host "Russian Open Games
# Measles epidemic spreading among Russian baptists 
 
Ukraine
# "Awaiting Russia's Next Move in Ukraine" - Celestine Bohlen, "New York Times" 
# Ukrainian government paying two major American lobbying firms
# Tymoshenko files appeal 
# Ukraine's protest library 
 
Iran
# Four players banned from Iranian women's soccer league for failing gender test 
# Jewish hospital a fixture in Tehran 
# The Islamic Republic at 35: "poised for change
# Iran will provide data on its detonators 
 
Iraq
# Iraq speaker targeted in assassination attempt 
# Shi'ite militias remobilizing 
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# U.S. proposes $300 million in new aid programs for Afghanistan 
# A gallery of Afghanistan's presidential contenders 
# Negotiator claims Pakistani Taliban has up to 500 female suicide bombers 
Mapping conflict trends in Pakistan 
 
Central Asia
# Kazakhstan disbanding last independent Muslim congregation 
# Kazakhstan Sochi athletes' house is "most futuristic and welcoming
 
Caucasus
# Azerbaijan offers Iraq access to southern gas corridor 
# Green activists try to prevent hotel from being built near Tbilisi park 
 
Balkans
# Bosnia protests are "a collective nervous breakdown
# Poverty, joblessness behind Bosnia riots 
# Kosovo rationing water 
 
Of Interest
# Five stats that explained the world this week 
# Why it was okay to kill Marius the giraffe 

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