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What happend on March 31st 2007

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Iran airs second sailor 'apology'

Saturday 31st of March 2007, 0:20
related countries: Iran Iran

A second member of the Royal Navy crew apologises on Iranian television for trespassing in Iranian waters.
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Ban on launch of new Basque party

Saturday 31st of March 2007, 1:12
related countries: Spain Spain

Basque nationalists say they will meet to launch a new political party despite a ban by a Spanish judge.
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Cambodia bans texts for elections

Saturday 31st of March 2007, 4:21
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Mobile-phone text messaging in Cambodia is suspended, supposedly to protect voters during local elections.
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Somali violence 'worst in years'

Saturday 31st of March 2007, 5:00
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

The Somali capital Mogadishu is wracked by the worst fighting in 15 years, aid agencies say.
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Hicks to serve nine months' jail

Saturday 31st of March 2007, 6:26
related countries: Australia Australia, United States United States

Guantanamo detainee David Hicks will serve nine months in prison at home in Australia, a US military judge says.
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Peru 'must protect Amazon tribes'

Saturday 31st of March 2007, 7:09
related countries: Peru Peru, United States United States
related places: Amazon

The top Latin American rights body says Peru must do more to protect Amazonian tribes from illegal loggers.
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Brazil flights crippled by strike

Saturday 31st of March 2007, 7:21
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Airports in Brazil resume flights after air traffic controllers end a strike over their working conditions.
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Inzamam dismisses fixing

Saturday 31st of March 2007, 8:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Inzamam-ul-Haq hits back at the Pakistan team's critics and denies any involvement in match-fixing.
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UK police to help Woolmer inquiry

Saturday 31st of March 2007, 8:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Jamaica Jamaica, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Jamaican police probing the murder of Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer accept an offer of help from UK police.
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US rejects Iran captives exchange

Saturday 31st of March 2007, 9:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Gulf

US officials rule out a deal to swap 15 Royal Navy personnel captured in the Gulf for five Iranians seized in Iraq.
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Sydney's climate change blackout

Saturday 31st of March 2007, 10:41
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

Homes and businesses in Sydney turn lights out across the city to try to raise awareness of global warming.
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Malaysian graft official dropped

Saturday 31st of March 2007, 10:59
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

The head of Malaysia's anti-corruption agency stands down amid allegations of graft.
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Small town America's war dead

Saturday 31st of March 2007, 11:03
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: America, Texas

James Coomarasamy finds strong support for the US role in Iraq in a town in northern Texas, despite its loss.
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The Falkland Islands way

Saturday 31st of March 2007, 11:10
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Brian Hanrahan reports on the legacy of the war and what life is like 25 years on for the Falkland Islanders.
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The hidden suffering of India's lepers

Saturday 31st of March 2007, 11:49
related countries: India India

The BBC's Fergus Walsh assesses why 'leprosy-free' India is still disfigured by the much-feared disease.
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UK oil worker seized in Nigeria

Saturday 31st of March 2007, 14:15
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British oil rig worker is kidnapped in Nigeria, the UK Foreign Office confirms.
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Landmark Nepal cabinet delayed

Saturday 31st of March 2007, 14:15
related countries: Nepal Nepal

The expected swearing-in of a new cabinet in Nepal to include Maoists for the first time is put off until Sunday.
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Marseille port workers end strike

Saturday 31st of March 2007, 14:18
related countries: France France
related places: Marseille

Workers at the port of Marseille end a strike that had threatened to cut off fuel supplies to much of France.
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Saturday 31st of March 2007, 15:15
related countries: Iran Iran

Legal action is being taken against 15 Royal Navy personnel being held by Iran, a senior Iranian diplomat says.
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Rally to defend Taiwan ex-leader

Saturday 31st of March 2007, 15:25
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Crowds protest in Taiwan's capital over government moves against the legacy of Chiang Kai-shek.
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Iraq unites over talent show star

Saturday 31st of March 2007, 15:55
related countries: Iraq Iraq

An Iraqi singer pays tribute to her country after winning a popular pan-Arab TV talent show.
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Spanish police 'smash' Eta unit

Saturday 31st of March 2007, 21:14
related countries: Spain Spain

The Spanish authorities say they have smashed a commando unit belonging to Basque separatists Eta.
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Cricket: Record for McGrath

Saturday 31st of March 2007, 21:16
related countries: Australia Australia, Bangladesh Bangladesh

Glenn McGrath breaks the World Cup wicket-taking record as Australia beat Bangladesh by 10 wickets.
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Brazil air chaos follows strike

Saturday 31st of March 2007, 21:34
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Further chaos hits Brazil's airports after flights resume following an air traffic controllers' strike.
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Zimbabwe activists 'badly beaten'

Saturday 31st of March 2007, 21:58
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's opposition says nine of its members arrested during the week have been badly beaten up in custody.
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Somalis cower as fighting rages

Saturday 31st of March 2007, 23:42
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

The Red Cross fears for civilians trapped in Mogadishu, amid major fighting between troops and rebels.
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