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- We plan to file the following videos on Wednesday. Please check the daily advisories for any additions and amendments.

-- TOP WORLD NEWS --

+ MALI

BAMAKO/TIMBUKTU, MALI: News coverage of events in Mali. RAW. TBC

+ EU SUMMIT

BRUSSELS: EU heads of state and government will gather on Thursday for a summit centred on the thorny issue of the EU budget. RAW. TBC. (Analyst) / STOCKSHOT. 0400GMT / PKG. TBC

-- OTHER WORLD NEWS --

+ EUROPE

ATHENS: Germany's opposition leader Peer Steinbrueck meets top officials in Athens. RAW. TBA

BERLIN: The German capital gears up to host the Berlinale film festival which opens Thursday. RAW. 1300GMT

ROUEN, FRANCE: Reactions from factory workers after the final deadline Tuesday for new investment proposals for bankrupt oil refinery Petroplus. RAW. 1400 GMT

ATHENS: Greece's conservative-led government on Monday ordered maritime workers to end a strike that has disrupted ferry services to the country's myriad islands for nearly a week. RAW 06H00 GMT

STRASBOURG, FRANCE: A water treatment plant in eastern France is getting its power from a surprising source -- sauerkraut. PKG. 1500 GMT

PARIS: Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara has brought together 37 African musicians to sing "Mali-Ko," a song dedicated to peace in Mali. RAW. 1600 GMT

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS: As British MPs vote in favour of gay marriage AFPTV examines gay families' adoption rights in The Netherlands, where same-sex marriage has been legal since 2001. PKG 1700

POMPEI, ITALY: Renovation work starts at one of Italy's most famous Roman sites. RAW. 1900 GMT

+ MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

CAIRO: Opening of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation summit. RAW. TBA

TLALEEN, SYRIA: Syrian teenagers are joining the rebel cause, oblivious to international laws prohibiting child combattants. RAW. 0600GMT

ALEPPO/DAMASCUS: Monitoring of the conflict. RAW. TBA

+ LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN

RIO DE JANEIRO: Rio's carnival kicks off Friday, and this year the Uniao de Ilha school is hoping to win the samba competition, paying homage to musician Viniscus de Moraes, composer of "The Girl from Ipanema". PKG. TBC

+ ASIA-PACIFIC

CHONGQING, CHINA: A year after Chongqing's police chief set off China's biggest scandal in decades, the megacity has seen revelations of torture, corruption and rights abuses, but little revolutionary change. RAW. TBA

NORTH AMERICA

WASHINGTON: Kerry is publicly sworn in as secretary of state. RAW. 2200 GMT

UNITED NATIONS: UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous holds press conference. RAW. TBC

NEW YORK: AIDS charity amfAR holds its annual gala to kick off New York Fashion Week, with amfAR chair Kenneth Cole, Janet Jackson and Heidi Klum this year's honorees. RAW. 0300 GMT Thursday

NEW YORK: Russian designers showcase their style on the eve of New York Fashion Week. RAW. 0300 GMT Thursday

-- SPORT -

Africa Cup of Nations:

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA: Fans' reaction to semi-final with South Africa/Mali vs Ivory Coast/Nigeria. RAW

NELSPRUIT, SOUTH AFRICA: Fans' reaction to semi-final with Burkina Faso/Togo vs Ghana/Cape Verde. RAW

Other sport:

SAINT-DENIS, FRANCE: Post-match presser after football friendly between France and Germany. RAW. 0000 GMT (Wed night)

SOCHI, RUSSIA: The one-year countdown to the start of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games starts Thursday, and environmentalists share their opinions of the impact the Games will have. RAW. 0300 GMT

-- FEATURES -

ST MORITZ, SWITZERLAND: Each February, the upmarket Swiss ski resort of St Moritz hosts a series of unique horse races on a frozen lake -- the sport, known as 'skijoring', has existed for more than a century. PKG. 0300 GMT

KAMPALA: Growing up in a Kampala slum, Phiona Mutesi started playing chess because the club was the one place where she could eat a free meal. Now as a 16-year-old, Phiona competes in the world's most prestigious tournaments, and her story has inspired a new Disney film. PKG. 0330 GMT

BEIJING: An explosion of wealth in China has made it a prime destination for European luxury goods such as cars, watches and fine wines. But when it comes to chocolate, Western confectioners face a major challenge: Chinese people barely eat any. RAW. 0400 GMT

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