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

-- TOP WORLD NEWS --

+ HORSEMEAT

VARIOUS, EU: Monitoring developments in horsemeat scandal. RAW. TBC

+ POPE BENEDICT

VATICAN CITY: Pope Benedict XVI meets Rome's parish priests at 1030 GMT when he is expected to pronounce a type of theological testament before he resigns later this month. RAW. TBC

-- OTHER WORLD NEWS --

+ ASIA-PACIFIC

NEW DELHI: French President Francois Hollande begins a two-day state visit to India. RAW. TBA

DHARAMSALA, INDIA: The number of Tibetans who have set themselves on fire in protest against Chinese rule over their Himalayan homeland hits 100. PKG. 0500 GMT

DHAKA: Clashes rock the Bangladeshi capital as police battle with Islamist protesters demanding a halt to the country's war crimes trials. RAW. 0500 GMT

TOKYO: Bank of Japan governor Masaaki Shirakawa holds a news conference. RAW. TBA

TOKYO: Preliminary GDP statistics for 4th quarter. STOCKSHOTS. TBC

BANGKOK: Thailand & US hold annual military drills with Myanmar observing for the first time: amphibious landing exercises. RAW. TBA

MANILA: A mass wedding is held in the Philippines on Valentine's Day. RAW. TBA

NEW DELHI: Indian students take part in a flash mob to spread safe sex awareness. RAW. 0300 GMT

+ EUROPE

BRUSSELS: EU publishes 4th quarter GDP figures. STOCKSHOTS. 0300 GMT

FRANKFURT: Germany publishes 4th quarter GDP figures. STOCKSHOTS. 0300 GMT

PARIS: France publishes 4th quarter GDP figures. STOCKSHOTS. 0900 GMT

PARIS: Auto group Renault publishes 2012 results. STOCKSHOTS. 0230 GMT / RAW. 1300 GMT

PARIS: BNP Paribas, the world's third biggest bank, publishes 2012 results. STOCKSHOTS. 0200 GMT

ATHENS: Exclusive interview with the governor of the Bank of Greece. RAW. 1000 GMT

PARIS: President Francois Hollande's two-day visit to India to be dominated by trade issues, including deal for Rafale fighter jets. STOCKSHOTS. 0330 GMT

RENNES, FRANCE: For Saint Valentine's day, actors recite love messages throughout city. RAW. 1500 GMT.

BERLIN: News coverage of Berlinale film festival with press conference for Noah Baumbach's "Frances Ha". RAW. 1700 GMT

BERLIN: Trailer of films in competition "Harmony Lessons" by Emir Baigazin and "Dark Blood" by George Sluizer. RAW. 1500 GMT

PRISTINA: Kosvo on Sunday marks the 5th anniversary of its declaration of independence from Serbia. STOCKSHOTS. 1200 GMT

+ AFRICA

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

CAPE TOWN: President Jacob Zuma delivers state of the nation address expected to touch on social and economic challenges. RAW. 2200 GMT

+ MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

MANAMA: Bahrain's opposition marks the second anniversary of a Shiite-led uprising with calls for protests and strikes. RAW.TBC

SYRIA: Monitoring conflict. RAW. TBC

+ NORTH AMERICA

WASHINGTON: Kerry meets UN's Ban and EU's Ashton. RAW. 1730 GMT. 2000 GMT

DECATUR, GEORGIA: Obama visits Georgia to drive home proposals to improve economy and aid the middle class. RAW. TBC

+ LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN

OLINDA, BRAZIL: Olinda's carnival, along with that of neighbouring Recife, is considered among Brazil's oldest and most authentic carnivals. PKG. 2330 GMT

-- FEATURES --

QUEBEC CITY: Winter is Quebec's silly season, with a bevy of festivities during Winter Carnival testing human endurance in conditions of trademark Canadian cold. PKG. 0400 GMT

PRAGUE: "Tap Tap Band", composed of tetraplegic, autistic and disabled musicians, has met with great success in the Czech Republic. Formed 15 years ago, they tour the country continuously. PKG. 0330 GMT

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