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What happend on March 16th 2008

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Turkish PM attacks proposed ban

Sunday 16th of March 2008, 0:01
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A surprise proposal to ban Turkey's ruling AK party is against the "national will", says the Prime Minister.
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Two die as storms maul Georgia

Sunday 16th of March 2008, 3:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Atlanta

Two people die in storms in the US state of Georgia, a day after a tornado tears through the city of Atlanta.
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Dalai Lama's Tibet bloodshed fear

Sunday 16th of March 2008, 6:29
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

The Dalai Lama says he fears more deaths in Tibet unless Beijing changes its policies, in an exclusive BBC interview.
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'Rebels kill six Indian soldiers'

Sunday 16th of March 2008, 7:50
related countries: India India

A separatist group in the Indian state of Manipur claim their fighters have killed at least six Indian soldiers.
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Hamilton wins dramatic F1 opener

Sunday 16th of March 2008, 8:41
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, Aruba Aruba

Lewis Hamilton gets his Formula One campaign off to the best possible start with victory in an incident-packed Australian Grand Prix.
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Tennis: Solid start for Nadal

Sunday 16th of March 2008, 9:25
related countries: India India

Defending champion Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are straight sets winners at the Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells.
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Alitalia accepts Air France offer

Sunday 16th of March 2008, 9:31
related countries: Italy Italy

Struggling Italian state carrier Alitalia agrees to a cut-price 138m euros Air France-KLM takeover deal.
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'Eighty killed' in Tibetan unrest

Sunday 16th of March 2008, 11:11
related countries: China China

At least 80 people were killed in anti-Chinese protests in Tibet, exiled Tibetans say - far more than China claimed.
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John McCain visits Iraqi capital

Sunday 16th of March 2008, 11:20
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Republican

Republican presumptive presidential candidate John McCain is in Iraq for meetings with top US and Iraqi officials.
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Tourist 'saw Goa girl on beach'

Sunday 16th of March 2008, 12:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British tourist says he saw Scarlett Keeling on the beach with a man the night she died.
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Clinton defends role in NI peace

Sunday 16th of March 2008, 12:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton defends her role in the Northern Ireland peace process.
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Pakistan border strike 'kills 16'

Sunday 16th of March 2008, 12:44
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 16 people have been killed in a missile strike near Pakistan's northern border, state television says.
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Conservatives win Iran election

Sunday 16th of March 2008, 14:53
related countries: Iran Iran

Conservative candidates in Iran's general election retain control of parliament, while reformists do marginally well.
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Taiwanese rally ahead of election

Sunday 16th of March 2008, 15:13
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, China China

Taiwan's two main political parties hold mass rallies, one week before the island holds its presidential election.
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Deadly clashes in west DR Congo

Sunday 16th of March 2008, 15:32
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

At least 68 people are killed in clashes between a religious sect and police in the west of DR Congo.
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Western Sahara rivals at UN talks

Sunday 16th of March 2008, 16:15
related countries: Western Sahara Western Sahara, Morocco Morocco

Morocco and the Polisario front are to hold fresh talks at the UN over the future of disputed Western Sahara.
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Albanian weapons blast toll rises

Sunday 16th of March 2008, 22:09
related countries: Albania Albania

At least nine people are now known to have been killed by massive explosions at an arms dump in Albania.
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