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What happend on March 8th 2007

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Hunt for clues to Indonesia crash

Thursday 8th of March 2007, 4:27
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Investigators examine the wreckage of a passenger plane which crash-landed in Indonesia, killing 22 people.
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Ecuador political tensions rise

Thursday 8th of March 2007, 4:48
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

Political tension is rising in Ecuador over a controversial plan for a referendum on rewriting the constitution.
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'Love triangle' astronaut sacked

Thursday 8th of March 2007, 6:49
related countries: United States United States

The American astronaut charged with attempting to kidnap her love rival is sacked by Nasa.
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Laos teenager dies from bird flu

Thursday 8th of March 2007, 6:56
related countries: Laos Laos

Laos officials confirm the nation's first definite human bird flu fatality, after a 15-year-old girl dies from H5N1.
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China strengthens property rights

Thursday 8th of March 2007, 7:07
related countries: China China

China unveils a new law to increase protection of private property rights - the first to cover individual assets.
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Iranian women activists released

Thursday 8th of March 2007, 7:12
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Most of the 33 Iranian women activists arrested earlier in the week in Tehran have been freed from jail.
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US man guilty of child sex murder

Thursday 8th of March 2007, 7:54
related countries: United States United States

A US man is convicted of murdering a nine-year-old girl in a case that sparked a national drive on sex crimes.
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Jordan's king urges US peace push

Thursday 8th of March 2007, 8:01
related countries: Jordan Jordan, United States United States
related places: America

Jordan's King Abdullah tells the US Congress that America must back an urgent drive for Middle East peace.
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US approves more troops for Iraq

Thursday 8th of March 2007, 8:09
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

An extra 2,200 military police are to head to Iraq to support the US security drive in the capital, the Pentagon says.
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Japan-North Korea talks cut short

Thursday 8th of March 2007, 8:54
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan-North Korea talks on normalising ties break up early without agreement, with no new date being set.
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Norway sued by children of Nazis

Thursday 8th of March 2007, 9:25
related countries: Germany Germany

Norwegians fathered by German soldiers in World War II go to court in Strasbourg demanding compensation.
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Terror charges for ex-US sailor

Thursday 8th of March 2007, 10:36
related countries: United States United States

An ex-US navy sailor is charged with passing classified data to a website allegedly linked to al-Qaeda.
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Better pensions for some Gurkhas

Thursday 8th of March 2007, 10:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The government announces improvements to the terms and conditions of Gurkhas in the British army.
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Man dies in Gaza crossing chaos

Thursday 8th of March 2007, 10:50
related countries: Egypt Egypt

An elderly Palestinian dies in a crush and several people are injured by gunfire on the Gaza-Egypt border.
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Thursday 8th of March 2007, 11:15
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russia resumes regular passenger flights between Moscow and war-damaged Grozny in Chechnya.
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Congo arrest over uranium

Thursday 8th of March 2007, 11:32
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

DR Congo's top atomic energy official is held after allegations that a large quantity of uranium is missing.
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Hicks gets date for court hearing

Thursday 8th of March 2007, 11:41
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United States United States

After five years in Guantanamo Bay, Australian detainee David Hicks faces a US military court on 20 March.
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'Militant' shot dead in Pakistan

Thursday 8th of March 2007, 12:30
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Dera Ismail Khan

A suspected Sunni militant is shot dead in the north-western Pakistani town of Dera Ismail Khan.
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Swiss shame over airline disgrace lingers

Thursday 8th of March 2007, 12:35
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Imogen Foulkes finds that the Swiss people's love affair with the national airline, Swissair, has ended in humiliation.
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African force ambush in Somalia

Thursday 8th of March 2007, 13:09
related countries: Somalia Somalia

At least nine restaurant diners die in an attack aimed at new African Union peacekeepers in Somalia's capital.
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UN nuclear agency cuts Iran aid

Thursday 8th of March 2007, 13:29
related countries: Iran Iran

The IAEA approves cuts in technical aid to Iran in line with UN sanctions imposed in December.
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Madrid suspect returned to Spain

Thursday 8th of March 2007, 14:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

A man charged with recruiting Madrid train bombers is extradited to Spain, says Scotland Yard.
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Japan party probes sex slave use

Thursday 8th of March 2007, 14:43
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's ruling party is to hold a new inquiry into the use of sex slaves by the army during World War II.
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Tight security in Brazil for Bush

Thursday 8th of March 2007, 14:57
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United States United States
related places: Sao Paulo, Bush

Brazil mounts a tight security operation ahead of US President Bush's visit to Sao Paulo.
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Nigerian court 'triumph' for VP

Thursday 8th of March 2007, 15:24
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A Nigerian judge rules that the electoral commission cannot disqualify candidates - a legal victory for the vice-president.
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French election hopefuls woo rural vote

Thursday 8th of March 2007, 15:26
related countries: France France

Emma Jane Kirby watches France's presidential hopefuls try to establish their rural credentials.
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US coast guard in Cuba exercise

Thursday 8th of March 2007, 15:48
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States

The US coast guard stages a huge exercise to prepare for a possible mass Cuban exodus.
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Iran police stop women's protest

Thursday 8th of March 2007, 16:15
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Police in Tehran prevent protests outside parliament to mark International Women's Day.
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Nigeria governor sacking reversed

Thursday 8th of March 2007, 16:28
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

An appeal court reverses the impeachment of controversial Nigerian state governor Joshua Dariye.
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General says Iraq talks critical

Thursday 8th of March 2007, 16:35
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

The top US general in Iraq says force alone will not end the conflict, as political reconciliation is "critical".
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Swedes seek snooping powers

Thursday 8th of March 2007, 16:59
related countries: Sweden Sweden

The Swedish authorities seek new powers to spy on any e-mail or phone call into or out of the country.
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German killed in Afghan shooting

Thursday 8th of March 2007, 17:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Germany Germany

Unidentified gunmen shoot dead a German aid worker in the northern Afghan province of Sar-e-Pol.
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Rugby: Michalak back in training

Thursday 8th of March 2007, 17:33
related countries: France France

France fly-half Frederic Michalak is back in training four months after undergoing knee surgery.
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Israeli army 'used human shields'

Thursday 8th of March 2007, 17:42
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's human rights group B'Tselem accuses the Israeli army of recently using two Palestinians as human shields.
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Ex-PM's son arrested in Dhaka

Thursday 8th of March 2007, 17:47
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Dhaka

The son of Bangladesh's former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia is held as part of Dhaka's anti-corruption drive.
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Thousands flee Sri Lanka fighting

Thursday 8th of March 2007, 18:01
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Thousands of civilians flee heavy fighting between troops and Tamil Tiger rebels in eastern Sri Lanka.
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Rare copy of Koran found in India

Thursday 8th of March 2007, 18:34
related countries: India India

Police in India seize a rare copy of the Koran which may have belonged to Mughal emperor Aurangzeb.
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PM 'says Israel pre-planned war'

Thursday 8th of March 2007, 18:42
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

Israel's PM Ehud Olmert said its Lebanon war strategy was drawn up months in advance, a newspaper claims.
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Democrats set Iraq pull-out plans

Thursday 8th of March 2007, 21:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Democrats in the US Congress propose legislation requiring all US troops to leave Iraq by August 2008.
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DR Congo 'uranium ring smashed'

Thursday 8th of March 2007, 23:56
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

A Congolese minister says an international network to illegally use the country's uranium has been broken up.
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