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Chinese medicine 'eases eczema'

Thursday 13th of March 2008, 0:01
related countries: China China

A traditional Chinese herbal medicine of five herb extracts could benefit eczema patients, research suggests.
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Shuttle docks with space station

Thursday 13th of March 2008, 4:20
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

The US shuttle Endeavour docks with the International Space Station on a mission to deliver a Japanese space lab.
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Australia to hold Haneef inquiry

Thursday 13th of March 2008, 4:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Australia Australia

Australia begins investigating the handling of the case against a doctor briefly linked to UK terror attacks in 2007.
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UN call on Afghan mandate

Thursday 13th of March 2008, 4:47
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The head of UN peacekeeping says the mandate for Afghanistan must be sharper to help stabilise the country.
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Cricket: Ambrose stars

Thursday 13th of March 2008, 5:01
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Tim Ambrose's unbeaten 97 helps England end day one of the second Test against New Zealand on 291-5.
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HK schools close amid flu fears

Thursday 13th of March 2008, 5:13
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Kindergartens and primary schools close in Hong Kong after a flu-like illness kills three children.
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Uganda hosts Afro-Arab summit

Thursday 13th of March 2008, 6:29
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Youth leaders from African and Arab countries are meeting in the Ugandan capital to boost co-operation.
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Austria marks Nazi annexation

Thursday 13th of March 2008, 8:32
related countries: Austria Austria

Austrians mark the 70th anniversary of the Nazi takeover with a candlelight vigil in Vienna.
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China hits back at US on rights

Thursday 13th of March 2008, 8:43
related countries: United States United States, China China
related places: Beijing, Washington

China says Washington's rights record is "shocking", after a US report labels Beijing an authoritarian regime.
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Serbian leader calls snap polls

Thursday 13th of March 2008, 9:07
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Serbia's president dissolves parliament and calls early polls after a cabinet split over EU membership and Kosovo.
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Mexico captures 'key drug lord'

Thursday 13th of March 2008, 10:11
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico

Mexico arrests a US citizen alleged to be a key Tijuana drug cartel figure and is set to deport him to the US.
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US tightens air quality standards

Thursday 13th of March 2008, 11:07
related countries: United States United States

The US introduces tougher air quality standards for the first time in 10 years, to improve public health.
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Seminary gunman buried

Thursday 13th of March 2008, 11:19
related countries: Israel Israel

A Palestinian who attacked a Jewish seminary gets a low-key burial at the insistence of the Israeli authorities.
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Pakistan protests at US shelling

Thursday 13th of March 2008, 12:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Pakistan criticises US forces in Afghanistan for cross-border shelling that it says killed two women and two children.
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Skiing: Miller wins world title

Thursday 13th of March 2008, 12:47
related countries: United States United States

American Bode Miller wins the overall World Cup title for the 2007-08 season.
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Activists 'to disrupt' roo cull

Thursday 13th of March 2008, 12:50
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Canberra

Animal rights activists in Australia say they will try to prevent the cull of 400 kangaroos in Canberra.
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US concern at Egypt poll arrests

Thursday 13th of March 2008, 12:58
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United States United States

The US criticises a "campaign" of arrests of Egyptian opposition activists in the run-up to elections.
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German court upholds incest law

Thursday 13th of March 2008, 13:04
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's top court upholds the incest law, rejecting an appeal from a man who has four children with his sister.
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Insurgents behead Somali soldier

Thursday 13th of March 2008, 14:09
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A Somali soldier is beheaded by fighters loyal to al-Shabaab, the armed wing of the ousted Islamic courts.
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Taiwan minister quits over brawl

Thursday 13th of March 2008, 14:30
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan's finance minister Ho Chih-chin resigns over a brawl between rival MPs, 10 days before the election.
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Greek tourist ship runs aground

Thursday 13th of March 2008, 15:04
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens, Poros

A boat carrying 280 passengers runs aground north of the Greek island of Poros near Athens, officials say.
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Indian police halt Tibetan march

Thursday 13th of March 2008, 15:07
related countries: India India, China China

Police in India detain 100 Tibetan refugees trying to march to Tibet in protest over China hosting the Olympics.
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China admits Tibet monk protests

Thursday 13th of March 2008, 15:08
related countries: China China
related places: Lhasa

Chinese officials admit that Tibetan monks have been protesting in the city of Lhasa this week.
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Six dead in Kabul suicide attack

Thursday 13th of March 2008, 15:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

A suicide car bomb blast kills six Afghan civilians and injures more on the road to the airport in Kabul.
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Fake fears over Ethiopia's gold

Thursday 13th of March 2008, 15:20
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopia's national bank is told to inspect all the gold in its vaults to determine its authenticity.
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Stocks fall on weakening dollar

Thursday 13th of March 2008, 15:43
related countries: United States United States

US shares fall sharply, hit by dollar weakness and the news that a billion-dollar fund is on the verge of collapse.
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Kidnapped Iraqi archbishop dead

Thursday 13th of March 2008, 16:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Chaldean Catholic archbishop of the Iraqi city of Mosul who was kidnapped last month is found dead.
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Israel jets strike northern Gaza

Thursday 13th of March 2008, 16:21
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after Palestinian rocket attacks on Israel, ending a brief lull in the violence.
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Iceland whaling go-ahead 'likely'

Thursday 13th of March 2008, 17:12
related countries: Iceland Iceland

Iceland's government is likely to approve the commercial hunting of whales for this summer, the BBC learns.
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Gay Iranian deportation reviewed

Thursday 13th of March 2008, 17:12
related countries: Iran Iran

The home secretary is to review the deportation of a gay teenager who says he would face execution in Iran.
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Beirut PM invited to Syria summit

Thursday 13th of March 2008, 17:22
related countries: Syria Syria, Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Damascus

Damascus invites Lebanon's anti-Syrian PM to a summit, despite a row over its role in Lebanon's political crisis.
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EU-US agree on visa waiver talks

Thursday 13th of March 2008, 17:22
related countries: United States United States

The EU and the US agree on a twin approach in their talks on doing away with visas for travel to the US.
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Greek tourist ship runs aground

Thursday 13th of March 2008, 18:32
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Poros

Greek authorities evacuate a ship carrying 313 people after it runs aground near the island of Poros.
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Blast on Ethiopia-Eritrea border

Thursday 13th of March 2008, 18:50
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Eritrea Eritrea

There has been a deadly blast in a bus on the disputed border between Ethiopia and Eritrea, officials say.
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Spitzer sex scandal woman named

Thursday 13th of March 2008, 19:37
related countries: United States United States

The prostitute at the centre of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer's sex scandal is named by US media.
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Taylor 'made rebels eat enemies'

Thursday 13th of March 2008, 19:39
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor told militias to eat their enemies, a former rebel tells his war crimes trial.
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Britons 'conned in US share scam'

Thursday 13th of March 2008, 21:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A US father and daughter are accused of tricking 15,000 mostly elderly British citizens out of more than $70m.
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Iraqi archbishop death condemned

Thursday 13th of March 2008, 23:38
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The death in Iraq of an archbishop kidnapped two weeks ago provokes widespread condemnation.
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