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What happend on March 16th 2007

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Climate summit for G8 ministers

Friday 16th of March 2007, 1:07
related countries: Germany Germany

Ministers from G8 nations meet in Germany to discuss a global response to climate change.
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Winter warmth breaks all records

Friday 16th of March 2007, 1:38
related countries: United States United States

This year's winter in the northern hemisphere was the warmest since records began in 1880, US experts say.
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Marine 'justifies' Iraq deaths

Friday 16th of March 2007, 4:09
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A US marine, charged with the murder of Iraqi civilians in Haditha, says he would do the same again.
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Maoists attack toll rises to 55

Friday 16th of March 2007, 5:07
related countries: India India

The death toll in Thursday's attack on security forces by Maoist rebels in central India rises to 55.
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Japanese tycoon guilty of fraud

Friday 16th of March 2007, 6:15
related countries: Japan Japan

A corporate scandal that has rocked Japan ends in a guilty verdict for the colourful head of internet firm Livedoor.
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China sets out investment plan

Friday 16th of March 2007, 6:59
related countries: China China

China confirms plans to create an investment company for its $1 trillion foreign currency reserves.
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French hostage 'freed' in Nigeria

Friday 16th of March 2007, 7:01
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Niger Niger, France France

A French oil worker held hostage in the Niger Delta region since February has been freed, officials say.
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Pacific forum calls for Fiji poll

Friday 16th of March 2007, 7:10
related countries: Fiji Fiji

Foreign ministers from the Pacific Islands Forum call on Fiji's military regime to restore democracy within 18 months.
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All Nippon Airways raided by FBI

Friday 16th of March 2007, 7:36
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

Mystery surrounds an FBI raid on the North American headquarters of Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways.
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China passes new property law

Friday 16th of March 2007, 7:37
related countries: China China

China's parliament ends its annual two-week session by passing a law boosting private property rights.
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French hostage 'freed' in Nigeria

Friday 16th of March 2007, 7:43
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Niger Niger, France France

A French oil worker held hostage in the Niger Delta region since February has been freed, officials say.
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DR Congo tension over Bemba guard

Friday 16th of March 2007, 8:42
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
related places: Bemba

Tensions are high in DR Congo with a deadline for guards loyal to a former rebel leader to disarm set to expire.
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Euthanasia doctor avoids prison

Friday 16th of March 2007, 9:41
related countries: France France

A French doctor gets a one-year suspended jail term for poisoning a terminally ill cancer patient.
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US Senate against Iraq deadline

Friday 16th of March 2007, 9:56
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Democratic senators fail to pass legislation to try to force a timetable for a withdrawal from Iraq.
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Bank rift blights N Korea talks

Friday 16th of March 2007, 10:00
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea, Macau Macau
related places: Beijing

South Korea's Red Cross is to resume fertiliser shipments to the North, after a recently agreed nuclear deal.
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Japan reiterates sex slave stance

Friday 16th of March 2007, 11:25
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Tokyo again says it has found no evidence of wartime sex slave coercion, deepening controversy on the issue.
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Nigeria VP challenges poll list

Friday 16th of March 2007, 11:58
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's vice-president takes the electoral commission to court after it barred him from April's presidential election.
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Bolivia to protect coca name

Friday 16th of March 2007, 12:30
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Moves are afoot in Bolivia to try to stop international companies using the word coca in their names.
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Progress on Hariri 'motive' - UN

Friday 16th of March 2007, 13:07
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The chief investigator into the death of Lebanon's ex PM says there is progress on a possible motive for the killing.
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SA minister's liver op 'urgent'

Friday 16th of March 2007, 13:32
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's health minister's liver transplant was "most urgent", a doctor says, after queue-jumping claims.
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Iran condemns UN draft sanctions

Friday 16th of March 2007, 14:06
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's leader vows to continue his country's nuclear work as the UN drafts new sanctions over the programme.
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India strike over police shooting

Friday 16th of March 2007, 14:53
related countries: India India

A strike called by opposition parties over the shooting by police of protesting farmers hits India's West Bengal state.
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Benin president survives ambush

Friday 16th of March 2007, 14:55
related countries: Benin Benin

Benin's President Yayi Boni survives an ambush by gunmen during a campaign tour, officials say.
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Tsvangirai leaves Harare hospital

Friday 16th of March 2007, 15:36
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: Harare

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai leaves hospital after allegedly being beaten in police custody.
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Escape from UK-run prison in Iraq

Friday 16th of March 2007, 15:47
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Eleven detainees escape from a UK military prison in Basra, most of them by "swapping" with visitors, the army says.
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House blast kills Somalia family

Friday 16th of March 2007, 15:51
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

Seven people are killed in a suspected bombing attack on the outskirts of Somalia's capital, Mogadishu.
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US 'friendly fire' killing unlawful

Friday 16th of March 2007, 16:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The death of a UK soldier after a US pilot opened fire in Iraq was unlawful and criminal, a coroner rules.
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Confrontation in Pakistan deepens

Friday 16th of March 2007, 16:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Protesters defy security forces to rally for Pakistan's suspended top judge as police storm a TV station.
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Eleven in French presidency race

Friday 16th of March 2007, 17:25
related countries: France France

At least 11 candidates are set to run in the French presidential election, after meeting the deadline.
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Merkel lobbies Poles on EU treaty

Friday 16th of March 2007, 17:25
related countries: Poland Poland, United States United States

The German chancellor urges Poland to back her efforts to get an EU constitution adopted by 2009.
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Deal nearer on Khmer Rouge court

Friday 16th of March 2007, 17:37
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Judges resolve most procedural issues for a Khmer Rouge tribunal in Cambodia, but key differences remain.
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Spain replies to EU over Endesa

Friday 16th of March 2007, 17:38
related countries: Spain Spain

EU regulators receive Spain's response to its complaints over conditions imposed on E.ON's bid for electricity firm Endesa.
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Nigeria election violence alert

Friday 16th of March 2007, 17:40
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria puts its security forces on full alert fearing pre-election violence after a key candidate is disqualified.
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US denies Afghan police deaths

Friday 16th of March 2007, 17:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US forces in Afghanistan deny reports that they were responsible for shooting Afghan policemen.
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Aid chief unhurt in Gaza attack

Friday 16th of March 2007, 18:09
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Palestinian gunmen attack a vehicle carrying a UN aid official in the Gaza Strip, but no casualties are reported.
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US rejects ruling on UK soldier

Friday 16th of March 2007, 18:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The US State Department says the "friendly fire" death of a British soldier in Iraq was a tragic accident.
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Mexico police in $205m cash haul

Friday 16th of March 2007, 19:12
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican police seize what they say is one of the biggest amounts of cash confiscated in an anti-drug raid.
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Ex-CIA agent blasts White House

Friday 16th of March 2007, 19:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

Ex-CIA agent Valerie Plame says senior US officials "recklessly" revealed her secret identity in 2003.
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Cricket: Gibbs' six sixes glory

Friday 16th of March 2007, 20:31
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Herschelle Gibbs makes World Cup history by smashing six sixes off an over as they make 353-3 against the Netherlands.
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Cricket: NZ beat England

Friday 16th of March 2007, 21:19
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scott Styris puts in a match-winning display with bat and ball as New Zealand beat England by six wickets in their Group C match.
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Call for Spain strawberry boycott

Friday 16th of March 2007, 21:39
related countries: Spain Spain

Campaign group WWF urges a boycott of Spanish winter strawberries which "damage the environment".
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Egypt protest over 'POW deaths'

Friday 16th of March 2007, 22:35
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Israel Israel

Egyptian police end a protest sparked by an Israeli film taken as proof of killings of Egyptian POWs in 1967.
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