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UN eyes Kosovo independence

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 1:01
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

The UN envoy for Kosovo says independence is the "only viable option" for the territory, still legally part of Serbia.
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Guilty plea from detainee Hicks

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 2:54
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United States United States
related places: Hicks

Australian David Hicks, the first Guantanamo terror suspect to face a new trial system, pleads guilty.
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Chinese plant rolls out first MG

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 3:54
related countries: China China
related places: Nanjing

The first Chinese-built MG cars roll off the production line in the eastern city of Nanjing.
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Heavy loss for Quebec separatists

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 4:24
related countries: France France

Quebec's nationalists suffer a heavy defeat in polls, as prospects of an independence vote recede.
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UK MPs to vote on N Ireland deal

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 4:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An emergency bill is to go through the UK parliament to give effect to Northern Ireland's power-sharing deal.
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'No quick result' in Woolmer case

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 6:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Police investigating the murder of Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer dismiss reports suspects have been identified.
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Koreans resume family reunions

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 7:16
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Video reunions of families split by the division of the Korean Peninsula resume for the first time in 13 months.
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Reach out to Israel, Arabs urged

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 8:09
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States
related places: Arab

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice calls on Arab nations to reach out in peace to Israel.
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Pakistan airline chairman resigns

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 9:01
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The chairman of the state-owned Pakistan International Airlines resigns, in the aftermath of a flight ban on the organisation by the European Union.
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Purge amid Chile transport chaos

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 9:07
related countries: Chile Chile

Chile's President sacks four ministers, as protests over a new transport system continue to grip the capital.
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Iraq car bomb suspects detained

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 9:30
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Two suspected leaders of a group responsible for car bomb attacks in Baghdad have been arrested.
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Militants die in West Bank battle

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 9:56
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Two Palestinian militants are killed in a fire fight with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, Israel's army says.
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Mugabe 'to attend crunch talks'

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 11:21
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's leader Robert Mugabe will attend a special meeting of African leaders this week, state media says.
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'Suicide attack' on S Lanka army

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 11:26
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's military says eight die in a suicide attack, a day after the Tamil Tiger rebels' first air raid.
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China to raise Tibet investment

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 11:43
related countries: China China

China says it plans to spend $13bn in Tibet, building the world's highest airport and a railway extension.
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Divisive Egypt reforms approved

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 11:51
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Controversial changes to Egypt's constitution are approved in a vote boycotted by opposition groups.
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French railways win WWII appeal

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 12:14
related countries: France France

A French court rules state railways do not have to compensate the family of WWII Jewish deportees.
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Pakistan cricketers heading home

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 12:43
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's cricketers are returning home after the murder of coach Bob Woolmer and shock World Cup exit.
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Worm disease set for eradication

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 12:47
related countries: Guinea Guinea

The painful Guinea worm disease could be eradicated in less than two years, experts say.
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Burma's new capital city unveiled

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 12:53
related countries: Burma Burma

Foreign journalists are allowed into Burma for an Armed Forces Day parade and to see the new capital, Naypyidaw.
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Retrial for Microsoft piracy case

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 13:52
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian court orders a retrial of a head teacher accused of using pirated Microsoft software.
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Latvia, Russia sign border deal

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 14:02
related countries: Russia Russia, Latvia Latvia

The border between Latvia and Russia is formalised for the first time since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.
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US Navy starts war games in Gulf

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 14:40
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Gulf

The US denies major war games by two carrier groups in the Gulf region are sabre-rattling aimed at Iran.
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Bush spokesman's cancer returns

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 15:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

Surgery shows US presidential spokesman Tony Snow's cancer has returned, the White House says.
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UK warns Iran over Navy captives

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 15:53
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Efforts to free 15 Britons will enter a new phase if diplomatic moves fail, Tony Blair warns Iran.
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Army chief lambasts politicians

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 15:55
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladesh's army chief attacks corrupt politicians, saying they have offered nothing but division.
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EU effusion 'lost in translation'

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 16:30
related countries: Germany Germany

The languages of the EU's Berlin Declaration may be subtly nuanced, academics suggest.
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'Up to 600 dead' in Congo clashes

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 16:34
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
related places: Kinshasa

Up to 600 people may have been killed in last week's clashes in DR Congo's capital, Kinshasa, EU diplomats say.
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US offers $5m for terror suspect

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 17:08
related countries: Philippines Philippines, Malaysia Malaysia, United States United States

The US offers a $5m reward for the capture of a Malaysian terror suspect wanted for bomb attacks in the Philippines.
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Pakistan 'secret agents killed'

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 17:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

Gunmen kill four Pakistani secret agents in a tribal region near Afghanistan, officials say.
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UK in 'discreet talks' with Iran

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 17:38
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government is trying to "discreetly talk" to Iran about the seizure of 15 navy personnel, UK officials say.
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Protester disrupts UK slave service

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 17:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A service to mark 200 years since the abolition of the slave trade is interrupted by an African protester.
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Senator's aide arrested over gun

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 20:34
related countries: United States United States

An aide to US Senator Jim Webb is arrested for carrying a loaded gun and ammunition into a US Senate building.
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Prodi backed in key Afghan vote

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 20:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Italy Italy

Romano Prodi's Italian government wins a vote in the Senate to keep Italy's troops in Afghanistan.
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Deadly sewage flood in Gaza

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 21:00
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

At least five people die as a sewage treatment pool collapses and floods a village in the Gaza Strip.
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Indian in 30-year 'bonded labour'

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 21:16
related countries: India India
related places: Bihar

Officials investigate the case of a Bihar man who says he has spent nearly 30 years working off a loan of rice.
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Football: Ronaldo keen to stay

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 21:37
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Real Madrid's president declares he wants to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, who insists he is keen to stay at Man Utd.
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Truck blasts kill 50 in Iraq town

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 21:41
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Insurgents blow up two trucks in the northern Iraqi town of Talafar, killing 50 people and injuring 125, police say.
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Rumsfeld torture suit dismissed

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 21:49
related countries: United States United States

Former US defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld cannot be sued over prisoner abuse, a US court rules.
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Toads' Australian march quickens

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 23:05
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Cane toads are likely to double their range in Australia, scientists say, with damaging impacts on wildlife.
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Hispaniola struck by heavy floods

Tuesday 27th of March 2007, 23:41
related countries: Haiti Haiti, Dominican Republic Dominican Republic, Dominica Dominica

Heavy flooding in Haiti and the Dominican Republic leaves at least 11 people dead, with thousands evacuated.
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